HGWISE Lunch with Professor Briana Stephenson – 10/7

HGWISE Lunch with Professor Briana Stephenson
Monday October 7th, 1-2pm
TMEC 130 (250 Longwood Ave)
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Join Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) for lunch with Professor Briana Stephenson to learn more about her career trajectory, recent transition from postdoc to Assistant Professor, and thoughts on women and minorities in science! Briana attended college at MIT, where she majored in mathematics and premed. She then pursued an MPH in biostatistics at The George Washington University Milken School of Public Health, while also working as a mathematical statistician at the FDA.

After receiving her MPH, she worked as an ORISE biostatistics research fellow for the Department of Defense in Psychological Health and Strategic Operations before beginning a PhD in Biostatistics at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research was focused on Bayesian nonparametric clustering approaches to nutritional epidemiology. Her work earned her both national and international recognition, as well as, the UNC Gillings’ Dissertation Award for Public Health Impact. Briana started as an Assistant Professor in the Biostatistics department at HSPH in this past summer. At Harvard, Briana plans to continue her work creating innovative model-based clustering techniques that will accommodate the complexities of continually diversifying populations, such as the United States. This event is open to all students and postdocs, including our male colleagues!