Executive Committee

The control and administration of SER is vested in an Executive Committee, which, as per SER bylaws, includes a President, Past-President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, four Members at large and an Administrative Director. All positions, except for the Administrative Director, are elected individually by majority vote of the members voting. 

Andrew Olshan


Andy Olshan is Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research interests include cancer, reproductive, perinatal, and pediatric epidemiology with a focus on the etiology of head and neck cancer, breast cancer, childhood cancer, and birth defects.

  • PhD, University of Washington, 1987
  • MS, University of Washington, 1982
  • BA, Arizona State University, 1978


Department of Epidemiology
2101B McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Gillings School of Global Public Health, CB#7435,
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Ph:  (919) 966-7424

Bernard Harlow

Past President

Bernard L Harlow (Bernie) is a Mayo Professor of Epidemiology at the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health where he chaired the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health for nearly 10 years. He currently directs the Populations and Community Engagement Core of the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and is the Research Director for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH). Read more

  • BS, University of Rhode Island, 1975
  • MPH, University of Minnesota, 1978
  • PhD, University of Washington, 1987


Boston University
School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Medical Campus
715 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Ph: (617) 638-6736

Enrique Schisterman


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 interest in biomarkers and their impact on women’s health. Read more

  • PhD, Epidemiology, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1999
  • MA, Statistics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995
  • BA, Statistics (Summa Cum Laude), Haifa University, 1991


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

Lauren Wise

Secretary – Treasurer

Dr. Lauren A. Wise is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH). Dr. Wise has a broad background in the field of reproductive epidemiology and cohort study methodology, with specific training in the study of benign gynecologic disorders, fertility, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Read more

  • ScD, Harvard University, 2004
  • MSc, Harvard University, 2000
  • A.B., Bowdoin College, 1996

Magdalena Cerda

Member At Large

Magdalena Cerda is the Vice Chancellor’s Endowed Chair in Violence Prevention and an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California at Davis. 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 an in Latin America, and to identify the potential impact that firearms disqualification criteria could have on population rates of firearm violence.

  • DrPH, Harvard University, 2006
  • MPH, Yale University, 1999
  • BS, Cornell University, 1997


School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, Davis
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA, 95817
ph: 916.734.3539

Pam Factor-Litvak

Member At Large

Pam Factor-Litvak is professor of epidemiology at CUMC in the Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, and is also Associate Dean for Research Resources.  Her areas of expertise are children’s environmental health and the epidemiology of neurodegenerative disorders, such as essential tremor and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Read more

  • BA , University of Rochester, 1977
  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health 1979
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1992


Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University
722 West 168 St
New York, NY 10032
Room 1614

  • PhD Epidemiology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2008
  • MSPH, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
  • BS, Yale University, 1998


Department of Epidemiology
CB 7435, McGavran-Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
ph: 919 966 7437

Jennifer Weuve

Member At Large

Jennifer Weuve is an Associate Professor in the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University in Chicago.  In her highly collaborative research, Dr. Weuve seeks to identify factors that shape the aging of the brain and body, including factors that individuals can modify, such as physical activity, and factors that policy can modify at the population level, especially exposures to environmental toxicants.  Read more

  • ScD, Harvard School of Public Health, 2003
  • MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 1999
  • BA, Luther College, 1992


Rush Institute for Healthy Aging
Rush University Medical Center
1645 W. Jackson Boulevard, Ste 675
Chicago, IL  60612
ph: (312) 942-3350