Those Nerdy Girls

We are an interdisciplinary all-woman team of researchers and clinicians with expertise including nursing, mental health, demography, health policy/economics, and epidemiology. In addition to our current team, we value the contributions of our Nerdy Girl Alumnae.

Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD, CEO, Founding Member

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Beam Dowd Ph.D.
Jennifer Beam Dowd, PhD, Editor in Chief, Founding Member

University of Oxford

Oxford, England

Sandra Albrecht Ph.D. MPH
Sandra Albrecht, PhD MPH, Founding Member

Columbia University

New York, NY

Mary Baldridge, PhD, Querida Pandemia Contributor

Carson-Newman University

Jefferson City, Tennessee

Alison Buttenheim Ph.D. MBA
Alison Buttenheim, PhD MBA, Co-founder & Advisor

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

Sarah Whitley Coles, MD, Founding Member

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

Stephanie Edmonds, PhD, MPH, RN, Contributing Writer

University of Iowa Health Care: Department of Nursing

Iowa City, IA

Tita Smyth Escobedo PM-IT
Tita Smyth Escobedo, PM-IT

Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Hale Ph.D. MA
Lauren Hale, PhD MA, Founding Member

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

Alexandra Hall, MD, Contributing Writer

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, WI

Maggie Hayes, Querida Pandemia Contributor

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

Malia Jones, PhD MPH, Co-founder & Director of Research

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison, WI

Aparna Kumar, Ph.D. CRNP MPH
Aparna Kumar, PhD CRNP MPH, Founding Member

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA

Megan Madsen, DO

Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Simanek, PhD MPH, Founding Member

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

North Chicago, IL