Past Participants

  • Tiffany Fitzpatrick, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

    Helen Pitchik, University of California, Berkeley

    Eva Graham, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology, McGill University

    Marcy Schaeffer, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Elizabeth Suarez, UNC Chapel Hill

    Kaitlyn Stanhope, Emory University

    Michael Garber, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

    Andreea Adelina, University of Montreal

    Patrick Carry, Colorado School of Public Health

    Catherine Duarte, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology

    Luis Rodriguez, University of California, San Francisco

    Jennifer Velloza, University of Washington

  • Sharia Ahmed, Oregon State University

    Kristy Arthur, Loma Linda University

    Nicole Austin, McGill University

    Rebecca Barry, University of Toronto

    Matthew Bozigar, University of South Carolina

    Katherine Burgess Ziegler, University of Colorado, Denver

    Kaitlyn Gam, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

    Lauren Hurwitz, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Florence Kanu, University of Georgia

    Erica Lokken, University of Washington

    Magha Mehrotra, University of California, San Francisco

    Pam Phojanakong, Drexel University

    Holly Stewart, University of California, Berkeley

  • Sarah Buchan, University of Toronto

    Kunchok Dorjee, University of California, Berkeley

    Cassandra Gibbs Pickens, Emory University

    Megan Harvey, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Randi Johnson, University of Colorado

    Jessica Knight, Emory University

    Matthew Levy, George Washington University

    Marissa Seamans, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Marie Stoner, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Caroline Tai, University of California, San Francisco

    Christopher Tait, University of Toronto

    Xiaoliang (Wendy) Wang, University of Washington

  • Anna Bauer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Ebonee Nicole Butler, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Evan Carey, University of Colorado, Denver

    Lu Chen, University of Washington

    Jennifer Ersek, University of South Carolina, Columbia

    Christine Harden, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Scott Kelly, George Washington University

    Nour Makarem, New York University

    Sophia Newcomer, University of Colorado, Denver

    Mary Playdon, Yale University

    Diana Younan, University of Southern California

    Chenan Zhang, University of Chicago

  • Erika Braithwaite, McGill University

    Lorena Canales, Colorado State University

    Lindsey Fernandez-Rhodes, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Shannon Grabich, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Laura Harrington, University of Washington

    Christine Hockett, University of Colorado

    Ashleigh McGirr, University of Toronto

    Elizabeth Rogawski, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Dinela Rushani, McGill University

    Katherine Sapra, Columbia University

    Rachel Savage, University of Toronto

    Kirstine Sogaard, Aarhus University Hospital

  • Jillian Ashley-Martin, Dalhousie University

    Monica D’Arcy, University of North Carolina

    Megan Herr, University of Rochester

    Kirstin Huiber, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Jeremy Labrecque, McGill University

    Lindsey Lesher, University of Minnesota

    Irene Berita Murimi, University of Florida

    Peter F. Rebeiro, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg SPH

    Sean Rundell, University of Washington, Seattle

    Sonja Swanson, Harvard School of Public Health

    Jessica Trimis, University of Southern California

    Cindy Ke Zhou, George Washington University

  • Shaneda Andersen, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Jessie Buckley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Benjamin Chaffee, University of California, Berkeley

    Brittany Charlton, Harvard School of Public Health

    Leila Family, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Rebecca Graff, Harvard School of Public Health

    Cassidy Henegar, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Elizabeth Kantor, University of Washington

    Michael Passarelli, University of Washington

    Alison Rustagi, University of Washington

    Leah Smith, McGill University

    Tasha (Nicole) Stehling-Ariza, Columbia University

  • Jennifer Albrecht, University of Maryland

    Kathleen Clark, University of South Carolina

    Serene Joseph, McGill University

    Samira Kamrudin, University of Texas

    Megan Lefebvre, University of Toronto

    Se Li, Boston University SPH

    Michael Lowe, University of Utah

    Jennifer L. Lund, University of North Carolina

    Jean McDougall, University of Washington

    Shoshana Rosenberg, Harvard School of Public Health

    Diana Withrow, University of Toronto

  • Leona Bessonova, University of California, Irvine

    Yan Du, University of Pittsburgh

    Noha Sharaf El-Din, University of Alberta

    Abdulrahman El-Sayed, University of Oxford

    Peter James, Harvard School of Public Health

    Jessica Jensen, University of North Carolina

    Gaia Pocobelli, University of Washington

    Melinda Powers, Harvard School of Public Health

    Kristen Rappazzo, University of North Carolina

    Janie Shelton, University of California, Davis

    Jonathan Snowden, University of California, Berkeley

    Erica Warner, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Laura Anderson, University of Toronto

    Erin Meyer Baker, University of Cincinnati Division of Environmental Health

    Elisabeth Beaber, University of Washington

    Christine Ekenga, New York University School of Medicine

    Todd Gibson, Yale University

    Simone Gray, Duke University

    Flojaune Griffin, University of Michigan

    Adina Hazzouri, University of Michigan School of Public Health

    Erin Kent, University of California, Irvine

    Kerry Keyes, Columbia University

    Dawn Mackey, University of California, Berkeley

    Hazel Nichols, Johns Hopkins

  • Karminder Gill, University of North Carolina

    Susan Hutfless, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Rick Jansen, University of Minnesota

    Sheri Lippman, University of California, Berkeley

    Emily Martin, University of Washington

    Tamra Meyer, University of Texas at Houston

    Sarah Nechuta, Michigan State University

    Zahinira Pietri, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

    Susan Puumala, University of Minnesota

    Matt Walsh, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Nora Watson, University of Pittsburgh

    Susan Wernimont, Cornell University

  • Kathryn Adeney, University of Washington

    Jeannette Beasley, Johns Hopkins University

    Mary Hearst, University of Minnesota

    Tamara James-Todd, Columbia University

    Sharon Kidd, University of California, Berkeley

    Christina Mair, University of Michigan

    Dana March, Columbia University

    Tuhina Neogi, Boston University SPH

    Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, University of Washington

    Lauren Teras, Emory University

    Elizabeth Torrone, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Christine Walters, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Melinda Aldrich, University of California, Berkeley

    Gabriella Andreotti, George Washington University

    Cheryl Broussard, University of Texas School of Public Health

    Lauren E. Cain, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tapashi Dalvi, University of California Berkeley

    Kirstie Danielson, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Margaret A. Gates, Harvard School of Public Health

    Andrea Gruneir, Brown University

    Erika Hagen, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Kevin Urayama, University of California, Berkeley

    Fei Xue, Harvard School of Public Health

    Kelly Yu, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

  • Jeffrey S. Chang, University of California, Berkeley

    Jessica Chubak, University of Washington

    Dominic J. Cirillo, University of Iowa

    Amy B. Dailey, Yale University

    Corinne Engelman, University of Colorado

    Alexis J. Handal, University of Michigan

    Mike Jackson, University of Washington

    Christy Mckinney, University of Washington

    Jaymie R. Meliker, University of Michigan

    Nina Paynter, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

    Whitney R. Robinson, University of North Carolina

    Brian W. Whitcomb, University of Maryland

“The 2015 workshop brought together twelve students from programs around the country and four distinguished faculty with diverse research expertise. It was very successful, and everyone I spoke with later enjoyed the workshop and thought it provided valuable suggestions for the students. Both students and faculty had carefully read and considered the proposals ahead of the workshop, and the discussions were thoughtful and insightful. The diversity of research areas and methodologic challenges kept everyone engaged through the day. The faculty brought tremendous breadth of research experience and accumulated wisdom to their comments. The students did not hesitate to jump into the discussions of each others’ work. I feel so lucky to have helped continue this great SER tradition.”

          —Diane Lauderdale, 2015 Workshop Chair and SER President- Elect


“This year’s annual SER Student Dissertation Workshop was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Le Centre Sheraton, in Montreal, Canada, just prior to the opening of the 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology. For this year’s workshop, we received 55 applications and had the difficult challenge of selecting 12 proposals for detailed discussion in Montreal. To assist with selection, as well as the workshop itself, we recruited four outstanding faculty members (three epidemiologists and one biostatistician) who collectively had expertise and experience in virtually every major area of the field. These faculty members reviewed the proposals and helped make final selections.The workshop began with a light dinner reception and presentation on the evening of June 20. This informal “meet-and-greet” helped everyone get to know each other better, thus facilitating the work ahead. The day of the workshop was action-packed for students and faculty. Proposals were assigned to one primary and one secondary faculty member, so each proposal was discussed extensively, offering the opportunity for students to learn in a positive, constructive environment. The workshop was viewed by all as a productive and enjoyable experience, allowing for an open exchange of ideas in a collegial and supportive context. Evaluations from students indicated that all would definitely recommend this workshop to other students.”

—Polly Marchbanks, 2011 Workshop Chair and SER President-Elect