Sarah Pugh, PhD, MPH is a second-year postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch, Division of Intramural Population Health Research, of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She completed a PhD and MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Dr. Pugh’s research focuses on identifying modifiable risk factors for improved reproduction, fetal growth, and pediatric and perinatal health with a particular emphasis on maternal obesity and gestational weight gain. She is excited to serve as your 2016-2017 SPER Student Representative.
There are currently many ways for students and postdocs to get involved in SPER, from reviewing abstracts to presenting and networking at the annual meeting. Keep an eye out for new student/postdoc opportunities throughout the year and at the 2017 conference in Seattle. If you have ideas or suggestions for student/postdoc activities, feel free to email Sarah (the 2016-2017 student rep) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to check the SPER website and read SPER newsletters to stay up-to-date!