Expert Qualifications

This expert has nearly 20 years of experience in the epidemiology and behavioral science field, specializing in foodborne outbreaks, worksite health, workplace behaviors, consumer retail behavior, and, most recently, the impact of COVID-19 on human behavior. She earned a BA in math and psychology from Bradley University, an MS in epidemiology and biostatistics from the University of South Florida, and a PhD in public and community health from the University of Maryland. Formerly, this expert served as an adjunct professor in public health at Montgomery College. She then went on to serve as a program analyst for behavioral and social research programs at the National Institute of Aging and National Cancer Institute, along with serving as a deputy director of strategic and innovative programs at the National Institutes of Health. This expert was also the founder and director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, as well as principal epidemiologist and global vice president of research and corporate services at Sodexo. Currently, she is the CEO of an epidemiology and behavioral science consulting firm in Maryland.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MD
  • BA, Mathematics and Psychology, Bradley University
  • MS, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Public Health, University of South Florida
  • PhD, Public and Community Health, University of Maryland
  • Former, Adjunct Professor, Public Health, Montgomery College
  • Former, Program Analyst, Behavioral & Social Research Program, National Institute on Aging
  • Former, Program Analyst, Behavioral Research Program, National Cancer Institute
  • Former, Deputy Director, Strategic & Innovative Programs, National Institutes of Health
  • Former, Founder & Director, National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • Former, Principal Epidemiologist, Healthcare Market, Sodexo
  • Former, Global Vice President, Research/Corporate Services, Sodexo
  • Current, CEO, an epidemiology & behavioral science consulting firm in MD

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