Descriptive Epi

Indiana Epidemiology Newsletter
February 2008


 Descriptive Epi is a new feature in the Indiana Epidemiology Newsletter to highlight epidemiologists and those practicing epidemiology in Indiana.  If you are aware of anyone deserving recognition, please contact the Epi newsletter staff at epinewsletter@isdh.IN.govIndiana Epidemiology Newsletter
February 2008

Name: Stephanie English

Position:  District 6 Field Epidemiologist

Education: B.S. from Indiana University, MPH from University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center

How did you get started in public health?

I got started in public health in college.  A good friend of mine asked me to take a class with him, and I fell in love with the field.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I have a positive impact on the community through my public health initiatives.

What is a typical day like for you?

I have a lot of contact with the public health nurses at the local health departments or nurses at the schools.  I have access to PHESS so I can look at District 6’s rates to determine if there might be early signs of an outbreak in the community.  I travel and attend meetings.

What is your ideal vacation?

My ideal vacation is anywhere that has a sandy beach and sun.  I don’t particularly like the sand because it is messy and gets everywhere, but I love to watch my four children playing in it, making sand castles with moats, and burying each other.

Favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is camping and boating.  My family and I spend most of the summer participating in these activities and they create great memories for us to share throughout the winter.