Margaret Ulfers TabsBio I completed my PhD in epidemiology here at GWU through the Columbia College of Arts and Science and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in 2008. This was some time after earning a BS in microbiology with a minor in Chemistry at Va Tech (as in 25 years later). I came to epidemiology and academia somewhat "later in life" than many so my career path has not been traditional. I spent many years (happily) "caregiving" for several family members, allowing only part-time work, so my professional life became focused on teaching as an adjunct, online teaching and a variety of smaller consulting projects. This was fortuitous as my interests have always been more broadly epidemiologic methods and provided me with many opportunites to think about the broader issues and a lot of variety. The personal side of life has given me a pretty extensive experience with MANY aspects of our health system from the recieving end. Both during and after earning my PhD I taught Introductory Biostatistics as an adjunct and my focus was more on the quantitative side of epidemiology. I also participated in the school's earliest foray into an online MPH program, covering both SAS and biostatistics. I was the course director for the study design course, 6247, from 2009 to 2011. After that I began teaching the introductory epidemiology (6003), both on campus and online, as well as Biostats whenever needed. Begining in 2012 I added undergrad epidemiology (3131) and have continued to teach that every year. I had the opportunity to be a section leader in the online 6003 class when the current online MPH program got started and am now the primary course director for 6003 online. I enjoy the online teaching environment and working to continually improve the program. Not surprisingly, teaching has become more and more central to my focus. In 2016 the Depatment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics brought me on as full time teaching faculty. This has given me the opportunity to more formally explore better ways to teach the core principles of epidemiology and study design, and to mentor and advise MPH students as they complete their CEs. In additon I continue to explore ways, formal and informal to better prepare students who struggle with the quantitative aspects of epidemiology and preparation for biostatistics. ExpertiseExpertise: EpidemiologyBiostatisticsAgingEducation: 1982: BS in Microbiology and minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech 2008: PhD in Epidemiology from the CCAS at GWU 2018: Completed the NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Control and Prevention 2018: Completed Redcap training to recieve Redcap account from CNMC Teaching: 6002: Introductory Biostatistics 6003 and 6003_U: Principles and Practice of Epidemiology 6247: Design of Health Studies 6252: Advanced Epidemiology Methods 3131: Epidemiology: Measuring Health and Disease Institutes and Centers: Consultant with Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consult Service (BECS), an in house consulting service for GWU and the GW Medical school. Member of the Alzheimer's Dementia and Related Dementias (ADRD) interest group in the MISPH (currently applying for institute status). ResearchResearch: My main area of research has been focused on epidemiological methods, particularly related to how age is handled in analyses, and study design.