Sandy is the data manager for the Duke Obesity Prevention Program (DOPP). In this role, she works to implement high quality data collection and management practices in the DOPP's research studies beginning with study design all the way through data analysis and reporting. The DOPP's research includes an emphasis on exploring new technologies both for obesity prevention and as research tools. Sandy supports these efforts in innovation by coordinating with research investigators and staff and technology experts to develop advanced systems of data collection and intervention implementation. She also serves as liaison with collaborators from other institutions for data related issues. Sandy has an MPH with a concentration in Biostatistics from Boston University.
Something interesting most people don't know about me: My very first job was as an artist creating tile murals for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Favorite Hobby: Lately, one of my favorite hobbies has been crocheting amigurumi and my house is slowly being overrun with tiny, stuffed creatures.
Why I am interested in global health: Because of the ever growing awareness of how connected the world is environmentally, socially, politically and economically. Policies and initiatives from the other side of the globe can have far reaching and often unforeseen effects. Global health embraces the ideals of interconnectivity and compassion and reminds us that we can do amazing things when we work together.