The purpose of the Education and Professional Development Committee is to coordinate and guide SER’s efforts on education aimed at trainees, junior, and mid-career epidemiologists. The committee will supervise and coordinate education events that occur during the year and during the annual meeting, including SERdigital, SERtalks, SERplaylists and the Early Stage Investigator Project. The committee may develop other areas in which SER can fulfill its mission for education.
Education Committee Chair
Catherine Lesko received her MPH from Emory University and her PhD from the University of North Carolina. She is currently a Research Associate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her work focuses on applying causal methods to cohort data and improving the HIV care continuum.
615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Jessie K. Edwards
Education Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Jess Edwards is a research assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on using quantitative epidemiologic methods to improve public health, particularly in the area of HIV. Substantively, she is interested in estimating effects of interventions along the HIV continuum of care using clinical data. Methodologically, she focuses on techniques for causal inference in settings with complex or high dimensional exposure plans, measurement error and missing data.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2102E McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Education Committee Members
Eleanor Hayes – Larson