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. 

Bernard Harlow


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

Diane Lauderdale

Past President

Diane Lauderdale is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago. Public Health Sciences includes epidemiology, biostatistics and health services research. Her main research areas are social epidemiology and epidemiologic methods. She has carried out a series of studies of the health of immigrant populations in the United States, including studies of birth outcomes, mortality and chronic disease risk. Read more

  • PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago SPH, 1996
  • MA, University of Chicago, 1981
  • BA, Harvard University, 1977


The University of Chicago
Department of Public Health Sciences
5841 S. Maryland Ave.
MC 2007, Rm. W – 254
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Ph: (773) 834-0913

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

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

Lisa Bodnar

Member At Large

Lisa Bodnar is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Obstetrics/ Gynecology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. The goal of her research is to discover the healthiest weight, nutrition and behavioral practices to support optimal health for pregnant women and their children. Dr. Bodnar is currently funded to evaluate optimal weight gain guidelines for women with singleton and twin pregnancies and relations between maternal vitamin D status and adverse birth outcomes.

  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
  • BSPH (Hon), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998


University of Pittsburgh
Department of Epidemiology
A742 Crabtree Hall
130 DeSoto Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Ph: (412) 624-9032

  • PhD, Columbia University, 1996
  • MPH, Tulane University, 1990
  • BS, University of Connecticut, 1985


George Washington University
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
950 New Hampshire Avenue
511 – Floor 5
Washington, DC 20052
ph: (202) 994-5757

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

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