The Society for Epidemiologic Research
The Society for Epidemiologic Research is a learned society focused on the study of epidemiology. The organization was created in 1967. Abraham Lilienfeld proposed the idea of the society and the following year it was founded. The goal of the society is to advance the field of epidemiology by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices.
Jennifer Ahern named president-elect of Society for Epidemiologic Research
Jennifer Ahern is currently an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Her research focuses on how social and physical environments affect health. She also studies the impact of policies and programs on populations. Her work is methodologically based and often utilizes causal inference methods and semi-parametric estimation approaches. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.
Bill Miller named president-elect of Society for Epidemiologic Research
Dr. Miller is the president-elect of the Society for Epidemiologic Research, an organization that promotes academic research in the field of epidemiology. The Society sponsors journals like the American Journal of Epidemiology and Epidemiologic Reviews, and holds an annual meeting. He will serve a three-year term.
He holds a PhD from Wake Forest University and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has also completed a two-year course in practical epidemiology at the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service. He was recently named a fellow of the Academy of Science and is a recipient of numerous national and international awards.
He is also a member of the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the International Association for Public Health Institutes, and the American Academy of Medicine. He is also a professor at Emory University, serving on the National and Global Public Health Committee and the IDSA’s Global Public Health Committee.
Annual meeting in Chicago in 2022
The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) will hold its annual meeting in Chicago in 2022. The meeting will include a series of workshops, poster sessions, and speaker presentations. It will also feature professional development opportunities for researchers. Among those attending the conference will be Nnaemeka U. Odo, the new chair of the SER Affinity Group. Also planning to attend the meeting is Tiffani A. Fordyce.
The SER is the oldest general epidemiology society in the United States. Its mission is to promote scientific advancements and foster the study of the epidemiology of disease. In addition to the annual conference, the SER also hosts the John C. Cassel Memorial Lecture and a wide variety of poster and contributed papers covering a variety of epidemiologic issues.
The Society for Epidemiologic Research will hold its annual meeting in Chicago from June 14-17. This year, the event will include the SER Student Dissertation Workshop. Applications for this workshop will be accepted between November 5 and February 4, 2022.
Portland, Oregon in 2023
The Society for Epidemiologic Research (SPER) is planning to host their 2023 annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. The meeting is intended to provide a forum to exchange information on epidemiology. More details will be announced as they become available. In the meantime, stay tuned for news on the conference. The conference will take place on Jun. 12-13, 2023. The location will be announced soon.