Erin Delker

Course Title: Disease Detectives: An Introduction to Epidemiology

Erin Delker is a Ph.D. candidate in Epidemiology at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. She received her Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University in 2013. Erin is interested in epidemiologic methods and health disparities. She has had experience in both developing and teaching epidemiology based curricula. She has also served as an Assistant Research Scientist at the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, a Research Assistant at Columbia University, as well as a Student Research at the National Center for Children in Poverty.

  • BA in Psychology, George Washington University
  • MPH in Public Health: Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology, joint program of San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego (in process)

Erin served as a TA for two courses at Columbia University - "Introduction to Survey Research Methods: and "Introduction to Quantitative Data Analysis." She also taught the course "Disease Detectives," a 6th grade level course at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

  • Delker, E., Brown, Q. & Hasin, D. (2015) Alcohol Consumption in Demographic Subpopulation: An Epidemiological Overview. Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (in press)
  • Delker, E., Brown, Q. & Hasin, D. (2015). Epidemiological Studies of Substance Dependence and Abuse in Adults. Curr Behav Neurosci Rep, Topical Collection on Addictions (in press)
  • Hasin, D. & Delker, E. (2014). DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations and Rationale. In Levounis P, Herron A (eds): The Addiction Casebook, American Psychiatric Publishing Inc
  • Hasin, D. & Delker, E. (2015). The NESARC – a huge resource for data and research findings (commentary). Addiction, 110(3): 378-80