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For Episode 22 of 17 Minutes of Science we are joined by Diana Klatt. Diana is an epidemiologist and science communicator. She has worked in non-profits, NGOs, academia, and industry with public health, human rights, healthcare access and policy, and digital health technology. Her work ranges from digging into health data, to creating global health educational programs, to changing health policies, to writing and hosting public health education mini-series. She studied epidemiology at NYU College of Global Public Health, Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, and Biotechnology and Digital Media at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. She uses her diverse background and experiences to drive her passions in her work in digital health tech at Nivi, her educational podcast and non-profit organization Global Caveat, and the cultural exchanges and travels she plans with the Monsoon Diaries.
Diana joins us to discuss her role as a sociobehavioral epidemiologist and how even though the term "epidemiology" is generating a lot of buzz right now with COVID-19, not all epidemiologists study infectious diseases.
Tune in to learn more about what epidemiology is, the various career paths available in the field, and how it truly is related to everything!