Judith A. Savageau, MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family
Medicine and Community Health who splits her time with the Center for Health Policy and
Research. She is the Director of the 2nd year medical school course in Epidemiology and
Biostatistics and also co-directs the Senior Scholars Program through the Office of
Medical Education which provides research opportunities for 4th year medical students.
Her teaching responsibilities also include a 4th year elective in Preventive Medicine and
Public Health and she teaches two MPH courses for the UMass School of Public Health
(Research Methods in Public Health as well as Data Management and Statistical Computing).
In addition to her teaching activities, she mentors many medical students, graduate
students, residents and junior faculty members on a number of research grants and
projects. She serves as an Epidemiologist and/or Biostatistician on a number of
grant-related activities funded through federal, state and local initiatives. Judy earned
her graduate degree in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University School of Public
Health and worked both at Boston University Medical Center and the University of
Rochester Medical Center before joining the UMass Medical School in 1990.
Interests: Maternal and child health, adolescent medicine, primary care prevention,
psychosocial epidemiology, disability issues, and the application of research findings to
public health and policy development.
Posters and Presentations