Honoring the work of Drs. Mona Baumgarten and Laura Hungerford, leaders in epidemiology

Honoring Drs. Mona Baumgarten and Laura Hungerford A Project of School of Medicine Tributes - Honor and Memorial Gifts

Dr. Laura Hungerford

Dr. Mona BaumgartenJoin us in honoring the leadership of Dr. Mona Baumgarten (left) and Dr. Laura Hungerford (right) in the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

As Dr. Baumgarten retires and Dr. Hungerford leaves EPH to head the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, please consider a donation to the Epidemiology and Public Health Fund to honor their years of dedicated advocacy and many contributions to the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics.

Serving as Director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics in 2016, Dr. Baumgarten has also been the program's coursemaster for Principles of Epidemiology for many years. She has mentored countless trainees in multiple clinical and nonclinical areas, with an emphasis on research methodology. An educator and scientist with the department since 1998, her major research interest is in the epidemiology of aging. Her federally funded studies include the impact of dementia on caregiver health and burden, the prevention of pressure ulcers in vulnerable populations, and exercise interventions for the rehabilitation of older adults following hip fracture.

A researcher and educator with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health since 2002, Dr. Hungerford was a professor, Vice-Chair of Academic Programs, and Director of the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics. Her research interests include infectious diseases epidemiology and the application of techniques for geographic information systems, spatial statistical analysis and dynamic modeling in the study of zoonoses and other diseases.

Thanks to the years of dedication by Drs. Baumgarten and Hungerford, students leave the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics at the School of Medicine with the education and skills necessary to advance the health of the public by investigating the causes, treatments and prevention of human health problems.

How can you help?

As leaders in the Graduate Program in Epidemiology and Human Genetics, Drs. Baumgarten and Hungerford have dedicated years of integrity and passion for the educational experiences of students enrolled in the program. Help sustain their legacy of leadership with your donation to the program in their honor. Thank you!

Supported by 2 Donations:

  • Sandra  F.
  • Jay  M.
    It has been an honor and privilege to work with both of you. Best wishes in future.