Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the Society for Epidemiologic Research is to foster the diversity of our membership and work towards the engagement of all members, from diverse backgrounds at all stages of their careers, in the Society’s activities, with the intent of enhancing discovery in public health.


Nadia Abuelezam

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Dr. Nadia Abuelezam is an epidemiologist and assistant professor in the William F. Connell School of Nursing. She graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with a ScD in Epidemiology in 2014. The goals of her program of research at Boston College are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand the inequalities in health care distribution and access in resource poor settings. 



Stephen Gilman

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Stephen E. Gilman, ScD, is a social epidemiologist focusing on the emergence and persistence of inequalities in common mental disorders over the life course. His work demonstrates the importance of the childhood environment for neurodevelopment and the subsequent onset and recurrence of psychiatric illness in adults. His current studies address the prenatal origins of inequalities including the role of fetal exposure to maternal inflammation on children’s neurodevelopment as well as the developmental origins of suicide mortality. Dr. Gilman has investigated long-term outcomes of depression including social inequalities in anti-depressant treatment outcomes and the physical health consequences of depression including mortality. Read more


Social and Behavioral Sciences Branch
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Institutes of Health
6710B Rockledge Dr, RM 3154
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 435-8395


Enrique Schisterman

Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

Enrique Schisterman is a senior investigator and chief of the Epidemiology Branch of the Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR), NICHD, NIH. His research interests focus on epidemiological methods and reproductive epidemiology, with a specific interests in biomarkers and low cost-infertility interventions and their implication with infertility in men and women. Currently, he is a Co-Principle Investigator of studies that aim to assess the relationships between endogenous hormones and biomarkers of oxidative stress and other biomarkers across the menstrual cycle (BioCycle), the effects of low-dose aspirin therapy on pregnancy incidence, live birth, and other outcomes in women with a previous pregnancy loss (EAGeR), and the efficacy of folic acid and zinc on male infertility outcomes (FAZST). Read more


Epidemiology Branch
Division of Intramural Population Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Institutes of Health
6710B Rockledge Dr, RM 3136
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 435-6893


Alvin Thomas

Anjum Hajat

Charles Branas

David Fink

David Lopez

Dayna Johnson

Elizabeth Devilbiss

Geetanjali Datta

Lisa Bates

Meghan Morris

Onyebuchi Arah

Yvette Cozier