Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics

The Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics (PMB) is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine and its standing follows from the prominence of public health in the mission of the Department of Defense. The mission of the PMB Department is "to enhance health in human populations through medical education, research, and service that support and improve programs of preventive medicine, community health, and health promotion in the uniformed services."

Jose Marcelo Romalho-Ortigao, Phd

Name: Jose Marcelo Romalho-Ortigao, Phd

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Associate Professor

Affiliated Departments: Emerging Infectious Diseases,

Email: jose-marcelo.ramalho-ortigao@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-3728
Room: A3083

Mark S Riddle, MD, MPH&TM, DrPH, Captain, Navy

Name: Mark S Riddle, MD, MPH&TM, DrPH, Captain, Navy

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: National Faculty
Title: Professor

Email: mark.riddle@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-0777
Room: A1043

Dr. Lyndsey Baines

Name: Dr. Lyndsey Baines

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Adjunct Faculty
Title:

Olivia De Angelis

Name: Olivia De Angelis

Department of Primary Appointment: Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Position: USU Staff
Title: Program Administrator

Email: olivia.de-angelis.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-4357

Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Kandra Strauss-Riggs

Name: Kandra Strauss-Riggs MPH

Department of Primary Appointment: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Position: USU Staff
Title: Education Director, HJF

Affiliated Departments: Military & Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Biostatistics
Affiliated Center: NCDMPH

Email: kandra.strauss-riggs.ctr@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 400-4207
Room: RL-1000-RL1010

Profile

Ms. Strauss-Riggs provides guidance to the Center team as she works with them to develop the academic program of the National Center. Kandra is particularly interested in the needs of children in disasters and in building resilience at the local level. Ms. Strauss-Riggs also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at the Boston University Healthcare Emergency Management Program in the BU School of Medicine.

Prior to joining the National Center, Ms. Strauss-Riggs served as Program Director for Research at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) where she coordinated the growth of A.S.P.E.N.'s complex research program in nutrition support. Earlier in her career, Kandra served as a Project Coordinator with the National Education Association's Health Information Network where she implemented and evaluated programs serving the health education needs of the NEA's 3.2 million members.

Ms. Strauss-Riggs has a bachelor's degree in sociology/anthropology from Guilford College and a Master's in Public Health degree from George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. 

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