Tasha Fingerlin, associate professor of epidemiology, will be the master’s and Ph.D. epidemiology program director for the Colorado School of Public Health beginning Jan. 1.
As director, Fingerlin will oversee a program that currently enrolls five master of science and 15 doctoral students. Fingerlin replaces outgoing director, professor and Assistant Dean Dana Dabelea. Dabelea served as program director for several years, directing the program during the opening of the school and the addition of the master’s degree in 2010. Fingerlin teaches courses in statistical genetics, applied statistics, genetic epidemiology and grant writing.
Her research interests include genetic epidemiology, Type I and II diabetes, chronic beryllium disease, schizophrenia, and statistical methods.