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Student & Alumni Achievements

Rutgers: Alum Receives CDC Fellowship

Rutgers School of Public Health alum, Ms. Adrienne Sherman, has received a Council of State and Territorial Epidemiology (CSTE)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Applied Epidemiology Fellowship in chronic disease.

Annually, Fellows work across Washington DC Health administrations providing epidemiological support to various units, including the Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Diseases.

“I am most excited about being involved in epidemiologic research in an area that serves as the forefront of policy decision-making during such a crucial time, as many healthcare changes and policies are being proposed and passed,” said Ms. Sherman.

During her fellowship, Ms. Sherman will be focusing on health disparities and major risk factors of chronic conditions in Washington DC, as the prevalence of chronic diseases varies dramatically from ward to ward. She will also be working on projects centered around cancer epidemiology that will include evaluating the role of obesity in the burden of cancer and examining racial differences in breast cancer and prostate cancer mortality.

“Something that really stood out to me was the opportunity for the fellow to present at national meetings and to programs within DC Health, as these are very rare opportunities and would give me a chance to make a difference in the health of populations on a larger scale,” she added. “I look forward to working with and learning from the state epidemiologist, Dr. Davies-Cole, who will serve as my primary mentor during my fellowship.”

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