2017 Elections

The control and administration of SER is vested in an Executive Committee, which, as per SER bylaws, includes a President, Past-President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, four Members at large and an Administrative Director. All positions, except for the Administrative Director, are elected individually by majority vote of the members voting.  The 2017 Elections include candidates for President-Elect and two Members at Large. SER members are entitled to vote for one candidate in the President-Elect category and two candidates in Member at Large. The voting period begins on April 3, 2017 and concludes on May 12, 2017. 

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Dale P. Sandler, Ph.D.

Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Research
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

Candidate Statement:
I have been a member of SER since graduate school, participated in the second SER student workshop, and served as student workshop faculty.  I have spent my career at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), where I was a founding member of its intramural epidemiology program. Read more

Enrique Schisterman, Ph.D.

Chief and Senior Investigator
Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH

Candidate Statement:
For the past 20 years, SER has been my professional home. Since discovering my passion for research as a graduate student, I have been an active member of SER and attended every annual meeting. It is a great honor for me to be considered for SER President. Read more

Member at Large


Daniel Westreich, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Candidate Statement:

Thank you for considering my candidacy for the SER Executive Board. I come to you as both a scientist and a citizen, with numerous years of experience serving SER in several capacities. As a scientist, I believe strongly in epidemiologic methods as a core focus of the Society. I feel that working on important substantive problems can help us refine our methods, and that refining our methods helps us do our substantive work better. Read more

Kiarri Kershaw, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Preventative Medicine (Epidemiology)
Northwestern Medicine 

Candidate Statement:

My involvement with SER first started almost a decade ago when I volunteered at the meeting in Chicago as a doctoral student. SER’s commitment to providing students with opportunities to attend meetings and interact with experts in the field is what initially drew me in and I quickly became an official member in 2009. Read more

Magdalena Cerda, DrPH MPH

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Director of the Violence
Prevention Research Program
University of California at Davis

Candidate Statement:
I am enormously excited about the possibility of becoming a Member-at-large of the Executive Committee at SER. I first joined SER more than a decade ago, attracted by an annual meeting that has all the qualities I look for in a professional conference: it offers high-quality talks over a range of substantive and methodological topics in a setting that is small enough to hear all voices and encourage new ideas to emerge. Read more

Thomas Ahern, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of Vermont, Burlington 


Candidate Statement:
Many of us think of SER as our intellectual home. This is particularly true for me—an early career epidemiologist at a small institution, with appointments in clinical and basic science departments. I earned my MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health, completed a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, then joined the University of Vermont in 2014 as an assistant professor with dual appointments in the surgery and biochemistry departments. Read more