Areas of Specialization:
Epidemiology Maternal/Child Health
I perform public health surveillance on infant mortality in Worcester. As the statistician for the Healthy Baby Collaborative group, I perform chart reviews and review infant and fetal death certificates in central Massachusetts. I interpret data, follow trends, and provide information to the collaborative.
- Alker H, Wang ML, Pbert L, Thorsen N, Lemon SC. Impact of Faculty and Staff Health on Work Productivity in Secondary Schools in Massachusetts. J Sch Health. 2015. Jun:85(6):398-404.
- Turcotte DA, Alker H, Chaves E, Gore R, Woskie S. Healthy Homes: In-Home Environmental Asthma Intervention in a Diverse Urban Community. Am J Public Health. 2014. Apr;104(4):665-671.
- Alker, H and Fitzsimmons, K. On-the-job exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) in Massachusetts. Sensor Lung Disease Bulletin: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, MA. Fall 2013.
- Occupational Lung Disease Bulletin (Mass.gov)