Reed Hires Epidemiologist To Coordinate College’s Response To COVID-19

September 16, 2020

Reed College welcomed epidemiologist Madison Riethman to campus this week as our new COVID-19 response coordinator and health project manager. 

Madison (she/her/hers) earned a bachelor’s degree in natural and chemical sciences from Xavier University, and a master’s degree in epidemiology from Saint Louis University. Since then, she has served as an infectious disease fellow at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and a communicable disease epidemiologist with Clark County Public Health in Vancouver, WA. Her work has primarily focused on disease investigation, infection prevention and control, community health evaluation, and health disparity analysis. 

In addition to her expertise in the field of infectious disease surveillance and response, she has also partnered on a variety of interdisciplinary projects, with topics including wildfire impact assessment, substance use disorder, affordable housing, and health equity. Most recently, she served as a leader in the 2019 Clark County measles outbreak response and the 2019-2020 COVID-19 pandemic response. She has co-authored several abstracts and publications discussing outbreak response efforts and best practices. Off the clock, she is an enthusiastic reader, hiker, dog lover, video gamer, and Reed neighborhood resident. 

In her new role, Madison will collaborate with the COVID Risk Assessment Group and Response Team and support our ongoing testing and contact tracing efforts. She will develop and evaluate systems for tracking and reporting data and provide her public health expertise to our ongoing infectious disease prevention efforts.

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Welcome aboard, Madison!


Tags: Covid-19, Health/Wellness, Institutional