Buffalo, NY—Sandra Ann Ham is being recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Distinguished Professional for her contributions as a biostatistics consultant.
Ms. Ham earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kettering University. While pursuing a Master of Science in nutrition at Cornell University, she realized her passion for health sciences and discovered the field of nutritional epidemiology. This prompted an in-depth study of epidemiological research and modeling methods that would shape the rest of her career. Ms. Ham completed a Master of Divinity at the University of Chicago Divinity School that reflected a shift in her career and her growing interest in addressing social problems, including public health through the lens of historical culture and faith.
Ms. Ham began her career in epidemiology with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She was a health statistician on the epidemiology and surveillance team in the CDC’S division of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity. She helped craft official public health records and policy at a national level and included research and information management for a broad range of projects. Among these was her participation in a working group collaboration with the World Health Organization as a part of the Global Burden of Disease 2002.
Ms. Ham is a biostatistics consultant serving clients independently as the owner of Sandra Ham Consulting. She worked with Tredegar Film Products as a technology supervisor and plastics process engineer from 1997 to 1999 and briefly working as a data analyst for TRW based out of Atlanta Georgia.
Ms. Ham was a member of the Healthy People 2010 working group and the organization’s speaker’s bureau as well as serving as lead statistician on the Shephard Award Committee, which recognizes outstanding scientific research. She explored these issues as an independent scholar, incorporating the work of many other Theologians philosophers and scientists from 2011 to 2019. Ms. Ham also served as a senior statistician at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine’s Center for Health and Social Sciences. She is a published author and has chapters in “Interactive World Interactive God,” released in 2017, and has been the editor of H-Scholar since 2020.
Ms. Ham is associated with the Theology Society/National Coalition of Independent Scholars. She would like to dedicate this honor with special thanks to Paul Mankowski and SJ and Caroline Macera.