The purpose of the Communications Committee is to coordinate and guide SER’s communications to its members and to the general public. The committee also helps ensure regular and ongoing communication between SER’s members and the organization. The committee has primary responsibility for SERnews, the SER newsletter, for SER’s communication via social media, and for other forms of communication generated by SER.


Magdalena Cerda

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Magdalena Cerda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine, and the Director of the NYU Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy. In her research, Dr. Cerdá integrates approaches from social and psychiatric epidemiology to examine how social contexts shape violent behavior, substance use and common forms of mental illness. Dr. Cerdá is currently funded to evaluate the impact that prescription opioid policies and marijuana laws have on substance use in the United States and in Latin America, and to identify the potential impact that firearms disqualification criteria could have on population rates of firearm violence.



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NYU School of Medicine
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New York, NY, 10016
Phone: 646-501-3649

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Sunni Mumford

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Sunni Mumford, Ph.D., is an Earl Stadtman Investigator in the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Dr. Mumford’s research focuses on the interplay between diet and male and female reproductive health and fertility.




Anusha Vable

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Anusha M. Vable is a Social Epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Family and Community Medicine & the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.   Substantively, Dr. Vable’s work focuses on identifying scalable, population-level solutions to racial and socioeconomic disparities in health. To date, Dr. Vable’s work has focused on the Korean War and Vietnam War GI Bills, both of which provided generous college education subsidies; she found GI Bill edibility predicted smaller socioeconomic disparities in markers of mental, physical, and cognitive health among veterans compared to non-veterans. Methodologically, Dr. Vable’s expertise is in matching methods and the measurement of childhood socioeconomic status. 


University of California, San Francisco
Mission Hall, x2652
550 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158


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