Amanda Banaag


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
Location: Other Location
Research Interests:
Health Services Research; Epidemiology; Health Outcomes; Disparities in health care access and services; Sleep


BS in Biology, Christopher Newport University
MPH in Epidemiology, Eastern Virginia Medical School


After completing my MPH at Eastern Virginia Medical School I began my public health career as an infectious disease Epidemiologist and worked with two state health departments, West Virginia and Virginia, performing case and outbreak investigations among rural communities.

In 2014, I switched my career path to public health research and found a true passion for research and data analysis. In 2015, I joined The Comparative Effectiveness and Provider Induced Demand Collaboration (EPIC) Project as a data analyst, which is a collaborative research project at the Uniformed Services University that harnesses the power of the MHS Data Repository (MDR) for health services research in the MHS. My current role is with USU's Center for Health Services Research as the Chief Data Coordinator and Epidemiologist, with the central task of using big DoD data for health services research, assisting master's and doctoral students with their theses and dissertations, and providing data consultations with researchers interested in accessing DoD data.

Additionally, I am currently a 3rd year doctoral student in the PhD Health Services Research program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and my dissertation research interests are in the area of sleep research in the MHS.

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