Cutler Institute

Pamela Foster Albert MPH

Research Associate I / Epidemiologist, Population Health and Health Policy Program

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Education: Colorado College, B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies, 2000. Tufts University School of Medicine, Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2002.

Interest Areas: Population health, chronic disease, injury prevention, school health, data presentation and mapping.

Experience: Pamela is a Research Associate I/Epidemiologist at the Catherine E. Cutler Institute for Population Health and Health Policy at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine.  Pamela joined USM’s epidemiology team in May 2014, which is embedded at the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Augusta, where she provides epidemiologic analysis, surveillance and support to several programs within the Division of Population Health including the Maine Cardiovascular Health and Diabetes Prevention Program, the Physical Activity and Nutrition program, the Maine Tobacco Control Program, and the Maine Suicide Prevention Program.  Pamela has experience working with the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey (MIYHS) datasets as well as working on varied topics including chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, diabetes) and their associated risk factors (overweight/obesity, physical activity and nutrition, tobacco), and injury prevention (suicide).  She has experience using a variety of software such as SAS, ArcGIS, InstantAtlas, Adobe Illustrator and Excel.  Previously, Pamela owned Papier Gourmet, a fine stationery in Portland’s Old Port for 8 years fulfilling a life-long dream of being a business owner in a creative environment, and prior to that she was the Program Epidemiologist for the Maine Cardiovascular Health Program at the Maine CDC.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, yoga, arm-knitting, reading, traveling, camping and downhill skiing, as well as attending her two boys’ many sporting events and activities.