About Eric Shiroma
I am currently a ScD student in Epidemiology. I have received a MS in Epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina. I have also received a MEd in Exercise Physiology and a BS in Biology from the University of Virginia. My current research interest centers around physical activity and chronic disease. I interned at the NIH this past summer working on a meta-analysis of gestational diabetes. My current projects examine the specific amount of physical activity associated with various health outcomes or their prevention. I am also very interested in the increasing burden of chronic disease in the developing world, primarily related to nutrition and physical activity.
My previous work includes experience as a a program coordinator in student affairs at the University of Virginia, practicum in cardiovascular medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as an operations and admissions officer for a long term acute care facility in South Carolina.
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Harvard School of Public Health
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Harvard School of Public Health includes more than 200 faculty members working in various disciplines of public health. The overarching mission of the School - to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication - comprises four objectives: to provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders; to foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations; to strengthen health capacities and services for communities; and to inform policy debate, disseminate health information and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
- United States
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