The Bethesda Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) recently honored Miryam Gerdine, MPH, with its annual Award for Excellence in Mentoring. An mentoring award is presented each year to an individual that has made significant contributions in mentoring to young scientists.
Miryam Gerdine, currently works as a public health analyst in the Office of Health Information Technology and Quality (OHITQ) at Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). She joined HRSA and the office of OHITQ in September 2010. Mrs. Gerdine is the current manager of the Health Information Technology (HIT) and Quality Learning Sessions at the community health centers. In addition, she is the HRSA Government Task Lead working on HIT and Health Disparities. Prior to joining OHITQ, Miryam was working in the Office of Minority Health (OMH), in the Office of Public Health and Science. She has been working within the Office of Public Health and Science for more than fourteen years. Miryam began her HHS career with the support of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. She was the 1996 Edward Roybal Public Health Fellow and placed in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of HHS.
Mrs. Gerdine’s training includes an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and two Certificates in Health Disparities and Health Inequalities, Community Assessment and Formative Evaluation. She is also a National Hispanic Science Network Fellow on Drug Abuse, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at National Institutes of Health. Her mentees describe her as inspiring, thoughtful, and someone that is always working to expose them to new opportunities that align with their career goals.