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New York, New York
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Epidemiology | Medical Anthropology | Research | English, Spanish, French | USA | PhD,EP

Maureen Miller works with the research organizations in the USA to conduct studies and help prevent deaths related to infectious diseases using her expertise in epidemiology and medical anthropology.

Maureen has over 16 years of experience working with research organizations and received her Doctor’s Degree in Epidemiology from Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University.

She has published 50 theoretical and research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and has a proven track record in attracting fundings for the conduct of innovative research in resource-poor settings.

Prior to her current work as an Executive Director at MMEpidemiology, Maureen was a Director of HIV Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Maureen has worked with clients in the USA, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Liberia, Malawi, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and Uganda.
Questions I can answer:
Identify the social and behavioral drivers of disease transmission vulnerable to intervention and disruption
Development and implementation of surveillance systems to evaluate impact of health initiatives at local, national or regional level
Social media and communication strategies to share public health information



Experience
MMEpidemiology • United States (U.S)

Executive Director

2017 - Present (4 years, 10 months)
Solutions oriented public health consulting for national and global clients;
Accion Contra el Hambre (Action Against Hunger), Madrid, Spain, designed national-level nutrition studies to prevent pediatric HIV deaths in Malawi, results were institutionalized globally and became standard of care, built multisource, analytic surveillance to evaluate the impact of environmental health initiative on child mortality; methods adopted by all Sahel country governments and the NGO
Mo Possibilities Inc • United States (U.S)

Executive Director

2017 - Present (4 years, 10 months)
Advise organizations on gender health and human rights communications and strategy;
Sexually transmitted disease infections expert for Okayso, an app that connects people with sex health experts;
The Basics with Dr. Mo sexual wellness communications product: >100 videos distributed through YouTube;
Writer, producer and editor of series covering biology, relationships, consent, risks and pleasure

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - Department of Epidemiology • United States (U.S)

Adjunct Associate Professor

2000 - Present (21 years, 6 months)
Established an NIH R01 funded academic-community research partnership: Bed Stuy West Community Studies;
Held leadership roles in federally funded research and center initiatives totaling more than $20 million;
Developed and taught applied research graduate courses (methods and research design)

EcoHealth Alliance (formerly the Wildlife Trust) • United States (U.S)

Senior Director

2014 - 2016 (2 years, 3 months)
Senior Director, Behavioral Surveillance for the USAID funded Emerging Pandemic Threats PREDICT program;
Responsible for assessing the behavioral risk and social drivers of emerging infectious disease in >30 countries;
Designed tools, protocols and training materials for the standardized conduct of ethnographic research; hired, trained and supervised ethnographers in Bangladesh, Liberia, Indonesia, China and Uganda
Doctors Without Borders • Malawi

Epidemiologist

2010 - 2011 (11 months)
Developed tools and built capacity for District Health Officers to ensure early detection of infectious disease outbreaks in a population of more than 8 million residents (Malawi);
Evaluated Phase IV field-based studies of kala azar treatment data to enhance standard of care; all regimens showed acceptable outcomes and safety profiles in a wide range of patients (India)
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene • United States (U.S)

Director of HIV Prevention

2005 - 2006 (12 months)
Instituted HIV prevention priorities that established a clear, measurable agenda for 2007-2011;
Rebid the NYC HIV prevention portfolio ($12 million annually) in support of developed priorities;
Managed a staff of 60 civil servants; restructured department into 4 teams in support of developed priorities


Education
PhD, Epidemiology

Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University

1994 - 1997
Learned how to integrate my training and experience with medical anthropology into infectious disease epidemiology data collection, analysis, interpretation and communication
PhD, Epidemiology

Columbia University in the City of New York

BA, Anthropology

Columbia University in the City of New York