2017 Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award Winner
Ellicott Matthay, UC Berkeley
Ellicott Matthay is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She received dual bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Community Health from Tufts University and an MPH in Global Health Metrics and Evaluation from the University of Washington. Her current research focuses on the causes and consequences of community violence, with specific attention to contextual determinants of self-harm and the evaluation of violence-related policies and programs in California. She is invested in novel epidemiologic and biostatistical methods, and in generating actionable evidence that assists high-level decision-makers to shift the major determinants of population health.
2016 Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award Winner
Neal Goldstein, Drexel
Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is an infectious disease epidemiologist currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Christiana Care Health System (Newark, DE). His research spans several disciplines including vaccine-preventable diseases, sexual minority health, pediatric infectious diseases, and women’s health surrounding pregnancy. He also possesses a background in biomedical informatics with detailed knowledge of hardware and software in the healthcare domain. Most recently, he has focused on translational epidemiology, or moving from knowledge generation to application and advocacy. He writes a science blog, which is available at www.goldsteinepi.com/blog, and can be followed on Twitter (@goldsteinepi).
2015 Tyroler Student Prize Paper Award Winner
Hailey Banack is a fourth year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Her thesis supervisor is Dr. Jay Kaufman. Hailey’s dissertation research is focused on conceptual and methodological issues related to the study of obesity, cardiovascular disease and mortality. She is specifically interested in examining the “obesity paradox” and methods for addressing selection bias in epidemiologic research.
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2014 Tyroler Lilienfeld Prize Paper Award Winner
Samantha Parker, MSPH
Boston University School of Public Health
Samantha Parker received her doctorate in epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health in 2014, where she was a pre-doctoral fellow on Boston University’s reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric training grant. Her dissertation work focused on reproductive history and the risk of preeclampsia. She currently works at the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University on case-control studies of risk factors for birth defects and a follow-up study of prenatal exposures and childhood neurodevelopment.