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.


Kathleen Wirth

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Kathleen Wirth is a Research Scientist jointly appointed in the Departments of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also an Associated Researcher at the Harvard AIDS Initiative. Dr. Wirth serves as the Senior Epidemiologist overseeing all statistical and quantitative efforts for the Botswana Combination Prevention Project, a pair-matched community randomized trial involving more than 100,000 individuals residing in 30 communities throughout Botswana. Read more


Harvard T.H. Chan
School of Public Health
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA  02115
(919) 241-4872


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


Magdalena Cerda



Abhishek Vishnu

Cameron Haas

Candace Collins

Edwina Yeung

Ellie Murray

John Jackson

Lindsay Kobayashi

Molly Franke

Naomi Diestelkamp

Sunni Mumford

Tamala Gondwe

Mathew Kiang

Alex Mutombo

Malcolm Barret

Hannah Ziobrowski

Rachel Sippy