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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, five Members at large and an Executive Director. All positions, except for the Executive Director, are elected individually by majority vote of the members voting. 


Bill Miller


Bill Miller is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health at The Ohio State University (OSU). At OSU, he served as the chair of the Division of Epidemiology and as the senior associate dean for research. Previously, he was on the UNC faculty for 19 years. He is an infectious diseases epidemiologist focusing on sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and substance use. His work has included observational and interventional studies in areas such as partner services, spatial epidemiology, sexual and social networks, surveillance, and access to HIV and substance use services.  Read more

  • AB, Princeton University, 1981
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,1985
  • PhD, Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,1989
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina 1997


Division of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Cunz Hall
1841 Neil Ave
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43220
Twitter: @BillMiller_Epi
Telephone: 614-292-2516


Onyebuchi Arah

Past President

Onyebuchi (Onyi) Arah is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Fielding School of Public Health, an affiliated professor in the Department of Statistics, and an Associate Dean of Graduate Education at Graduate Division, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He also serves as Honorary Skou Professor at Aarhus University in Denmark. He is a physician and an epidemiologic methodologist specializing in quantitative methods for bias analysis, causal inference, clinical outcomes and comparative effectiveness research, and global social epidemiology. His research interests include applications of modern statistical, causal, and bias analytical methods to studies of metabolic, pediatric, perinatal, occupational, cardiovascular, infectious, and life course exposures and outcomes. Read more

  • PhD, University of Amsterdam
  • MPH, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • DSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • MSc, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • MD, University of Ibadan


University of California, Los Angeles
650 Charles E. Young Drive South
Box 951772
71-236B CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-0050

Yvette Cozier

Yvette Cozier

President Elect

Dr. Cozier is an investigator on the Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) and the BWHS Sarcoidosis Study at the Slone Epidemiology Center. Her research interests include social and genetic determinants of health in African-American women — specifically, the influence of psychosocial stressors (e.g., racism, neighborhood socioeconomic status), and genetics in the development of cancer, cardiometabolic, and immune-mediated diseases (sarcoidosis, lupus). Additional research interests include oral health, and the role that religiosity/spirituality and the faith community, particularly the black church, plays in health promotion/disease prevention in the Black community.

  • Boston University School of Public HealthDSc Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Boston University School of Public HealthMPH Field of Study: Epidemiology
  • Harvard University Extension SchoolBA Field of Study: Liberal Arts


Associate Professer
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
Deans Deans Office
Boston University
Phone: 617-734-6006

Jessie K. Edwards

Member At Large (Education)

Jess Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist who focuses on developing and applying quantitative methods to inform public health decisions using imperfect data sources, particularly those prone to measurement error and informative missing data. Her work focuses on asking questions to improve care for key populations and people with HIV in the US, the Dominican Republic, and East Africa.

  • BS, Georgia Tech, 2007
  • MSPH, UNC – Chapel Hill, 2010

  • PhD, UNC – Chapel Hill, 2013


Department of Epidemiology
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2101 McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB #7435
Chapel Hill, NC 27510
Phone: 919-966-7438

Bryan James

Bryan James

Member At Large (Awards)

Bryan James, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC), and the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Community Epidemiologic Research, at Rush University Medical Center. His research focuses on social, psychological, behavioral and medical determinants of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and cognitive decline, as well as describing the societal impact of ADRD. Recent NIH-funder work focuses on cognitive impairment after hospitalization and the consequences of the timing of clinical dementia diagnosis. At the RADC, he leads the Medicare linkage program, is the faculty lead of the Data Documentation and Distribution teams, faculty co-lead of the Study Operations team, and is the leader of the Research Education Component (REC) ADRC Core which oversees mentorship and training. Read more

  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • MA, Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
  • PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2009


RUSH University
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, Illinois 60612

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Sunni Mumford

Member At Large (Communications)

Sunni Mumford is a Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Women’s Health Clinical Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mumford’s research focuses on modifiable dietary and lifestyle factors across the life course that affect reproduction among women, men, and couples. As the incidence of infertility and pregnancy complications has been rising worldwide, low-cost modifiable risk factors, such as preconception nutrition, have the potential to play a pivotal role in changing the landscape of fertility and pregnancy health to set the foundations for lifelong wellness. Dr. Mumford has led multiple data collection efforts and innovative analyses to expand scientific understanding of the role of diet and lifestyle on many complementary reproductive health endpoints. These interdisciplinary efforts integrate information from different populations, which is critical for informing personalized, and evidence-based guidance on the role of nutrition and lifestyle.

  • BS, Utah State University, 2002
  • SM, Harvard University, 2006
  • PhD, University of North Carolina, 2009


Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Dr, 821 Blockley Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Monique Brown

Monique Brown

Member at Large (Membership)

Dr. Monique J. Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina (USC).  She is also a Faculty Affiliate in the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, the Rural and Minority Health Research Center and the Office for the Study on Aging.  She is also Deputy Director of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Program.  She completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and was a Research Assistant Professor in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida (USF).  Read more

  • BS, Bates College, 2007
  • MPH, Brown University, 2009
  • PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2014


Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty Affiliate, SC SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality, Rural and Minority Health Research Center, Office for the Study of Aging
Deputy Director, Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education, and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Program
Phone: 803-777-5057


Laura Balzer

Member at Large (Scientific Dissemination)

Laura B. Balzer is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Her expertise is in causal inference, machine learning, and messy real-world data. Dr. Balzer’s work addresses challenges in the design and analysis of both randomized trials and observational studies and has largely been motivated by ongoing collaborations in Uganda and Kenya. She is the Primary Statistician for several studies aiming to eliminate HIV and improve community health in rural East Africa (e.g., Overall, Dr. Balzer’s work is informed by cross-disciplinary, real-world problems and aims to ensure methodological advances in academia translate into real-world impact.

  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • MPhil, Computational Biology, University of Cambridge, 2009
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, University of Vermont, 2008


Associate Professor of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
2121 Berkeley Way, 5th Floor Berkeley, CA 94720-7360



Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology