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  • Lori A. Hoepner, MPH

    Q: What is your profession? Where do you work?

    A: I hold a BA in Biology from Barnard College, an MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and I am currently pursuing my DrPH part-time in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  I am the Deputy Director of Organizational and Analytical Data Management for the New York City cohort of the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health and a Senior Staff Associate Officer of Research with the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.  I have extensive experience managing health research data in complex databases since 1999 and have co-authored over 25 research articles.  Prior to joining Columbia, I spent three years as a Public Health Epidemiologist with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, Office of AIDS Research and Bureau of Immunization). 

    Q: What do you do to stay healthy?

    A: I try to go meatless at least once a week if not more often along with eating fresh fruits and vegetables whenever possible.   I bring more than a liter of filtered water to work with me from home in a 40 oz reusable stainless steel bottle every day.  My preferred ways to stay fit are walking, yoga, pilates and weight-training.

    Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Harlem?

    A: I enjoy visiting with friends in the neighborhood and savoring the great food at local favorites Melba’s and Red Rooster as well as discovering new restaurants. 

    Q: What are your hobbies?

    A: Aside from keeping up with my two boys, I enjoy photography, traveling (especially to New Orleans) and settling in with a good book.  As a huge proponent of education I’m active in the alumni associations of my alma maters, in addition to the PA for my son’s NYC public elementary school.