Amy Helene Schnall
Amy has been working for the past 11 years as a disaster epidemiologist in the National Center for Environmental Health on the Disaster Epidemiology and Response Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to that, she worked for the CDC in the Division of Adolescent and School Health, focusing on the relationship between health and academic achievement (2006-2008) and was a graduate research fellow on the T3: Tracking Teen Trends project at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (2005-2006).
She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and African American Studies from Princeton University and her master’s degree in public health from Emory University with a concentration in Behavioral Science and Health Education.
Amy’s areas of interest and experience include health impacts of disasters and emergencies, community health assessments, vulnerable populations, and cultural influences on health and disparities. She also volunteers with the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN).
She hopes to leverage her DrPH training to further expand her knowledge in the field of epidemiology, learn more in other fields, and grow both personally and professionally into new opportunities within CDC.