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
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Boston, MA  02115
(919) 241-4872


Anusha Vable

Communications Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Anusha M. Vable is a postdoc at the Center for Population Health Sciences, and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at Stanford University.  Substantively, Dr. Vable’s work focuses on the effect of education policies on health inequalities; specifically, her work suggests that the college education subsidy provided by the Korean War GI Bill reduced socio-economic disparities in number of depressive symptoms and lung function among veterans compared to non-veterans.  Methodologically, Dr. Vable expertise is in matching methods and the measurement of lifecourse socio-economic status. 


Stanford University
1070 Arastradero Road, 2C2513
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Magdalena Cerda


Abhishek Vishnu

Angela Malek

Cameron Haas

Candace Collins

Edwina Yeung

John Jackson

Lindsay Kobayashi

Maura Metcalf-Kelly

Molly Franke

Naomi Diestelkamp

Sunni Mumford

Tamala Gondwe