Elena Savoia, MD, MPH

Dr. Savoia is a Principal Scientist in Biostatistics and a medical doctor by training. During the past fifteen years, Dr. Savoia has been leading research and training activities at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focused on public health emergency preparedness. She is the co-director of the Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation & Practice (EPREP) Program for which she has been P.I. of over twenty research and training projects.…

Jessica Stern, PhD

Jessica Stern is a senior fellow in the Community Safety Evaluation Lab at and a research professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on preventing nuclear terrorism. Dr. Stern is a recipient of the 2024 Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar award. She has taught courses on counterterrorism for over 20 years – at Boston University,…

Marcia Testa, PhD, MPH

Dr. Testa is a Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics. As an experienced public health practitioner, health outcomes researcher, evaluator, biostatistician, and the current Co-Director of the Harvard T.H. Chan EPREP program, for the past 30 years Dr. Testa has worked closely with federal, state, county, regional and local public health, community and government authorities. She previously served as the Head of the Evaluation Core for the CDC-sponsored, Harvard Academic Center for…

Alberto Montrond, MA

Mr. Montrond is a Senior Preparedness Fellow in the DPTLD at the Harvard Chan School. He acquired his professional and knowledge in the field of public service and politics at College of the Holy Cross, MA. He obtained a master’s degree in international relations (GMAP) from the Fletcher School at TUFTS University.  From 2016 to 2021 he has been a deputy Member of Parliament for the Republic of Cape Verde…

Maxwell Su, ScD

Dr. Su is a Research Associate with backgrounds in mathematics, biostatistics, patient-centered outcomes research, and information technology. He received his ScB in mathematics from Brown University and his ScD in Biostatistics from Harvard University. Dr. Su is serving as the senior statistician and information technologist for the EPREP program. He has over 20 years of experience as a biostatistician specialized in outcome research and clinical trials. For the EPREP program,…

Rachael Piltch-Loeb, PhD

Dr. Piltch-Loeb is a Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics and works as project director with the EPREP program. She received her masters degree from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. She also holds a doctorate degree in Public Health, and she is also a junior research scientist at NYU’s College of Global Public Health’s Program on Population…

Anna Vasaturo

Anna Vasaturo is a research assistant working with the Community Safety Branch of the EPREP Program. She received her M.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University in 2022 with a research focus of psychopathy and sexual offending. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Roger Williams University in 2020. Broadly, her research interests include the clinical treatment of violent offender populations.