Epidemiologist, Center for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Research (CAAIR)
Associate Scientist in the Department of Public Health Sciences.
BA, Mathematics and German, Alma College, Alma, MI 1990-1994
MS, Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1995-1997
PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1997-2002
Dr. Wegienka’s research interests include causes of pediatric allergic diseases such as allergy and asthma, as well as the racial disparities observed in their occurrence. To this end, she has received funding from the NIH to investigate the role of vitamin D in racial disparities in pediatric allergic diseases in the WHEALS cohort. Dr. Wegienka also serves as a research advisor to the fellows in training in the Division of Allergy and Immunology.
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, 1994
Magna Cum Laude, 1994
University of Michigan School of Public Health Scholarship, 1995-1997
Professional Development Grant, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 1999
American College of Epidemiology
Society for Epidemiologic Research