Dr. Claudia Kozinetz, chair of the department of biostatistics and epidemiology, has been elected to the Board of the American College of Epidemiology (ACE). She came to ETSU after serving as tenured professor and head of the epidemiology section of the department of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. The author of over 100 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Kozinetz has held elected office as the chair of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association and president of the Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research.
Established in 1979, ACE has been a major representative organization for epidemiologists, hosting annual meetings, scientific publications, educational programs, and advocacy for the field and its practitioners. According to their website, “The American College of Epidemiology is an organization of epidemiologists that serves the interests of the profession and its members through advocating for issues pertinent to epidemiology, a credential-based admission and promotion process, sponsorship of scientific meetings, publications and educational activities, and recognizing outstanding contributions to the field.” Dr. Kozinetz has been an elected member of ACE since 1996, and has served as a reviewer for ACE’s journal “Annals of Epidemiology” since 1999.