Position: Associate Professor of Public Health
Location: Henkel, 229
Phone: (540) 665-4798
Employed Since: 2010
B.S. Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ph.D. Epidemiology & Biostatistics,
University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences
Fields of Expertise:
Reproductive and perinatal epidemiology; psychosocial factors and environmental health
My colleagues and I are completing a study examining the association between maternal smoking exposure and hormonal changes in girls entering puberty. We were given an opportunity to present this work in the upcoming American Public Health Association meeting in October 2012 in San Francisco. We had recently published several papers in the Clinical Endocrinology journal highlighting population-based estimates of hormonal changes as girls progress through puberty.
I jointed the SU community in 2010 with the task of building a new undergraduate program in Public Health. It’s been an exciting adventure, building roots in the Winchester community, meeting some talented and hardworking students, and sharing my love of Public Health with the next generation of leaders.
Some memorable experiences from my first two years at SU:
-Taking my First Year Seminar class in Maternal & Child Health to the March of Dimes March for Babies Event in October 2011
-Planning a Global Experiential Learning Course including a 2-week immersion in Central America for May 2013
-Working with several SU students to launch a pilot community nutrition study in the Shenandoah Valley
My husband and I share our home with our 2-year-old daughter Gracie and two rescued border collie mixes. We enjoy hiking, swimming, and jogging together.