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Amanda Raftery, MPH, RD

Credentials

Epidemiologist,
Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology,
Indiana State Department of Health

Biography

Amanda Raftery, M.P.H, R.D. serves as the Epidemiologist for the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Indiana State Department of Health. As the cancer epidemiologist, she performs surveillance and analysis of available data of interest to the division. She compiles data for cancer program activity objectives within and outside the division. She investigates cancer clusters and is preparing to complete additional surveillance activities as outlined in the division’s Cancer Surveillance and Reporting Plan. Amanda has conducted presentations on epidemiological data for both professionals and students. She participates as a member of the Indiana State Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Epidemiology Integration Group. Recently she became chair of the Indiana Cancer Consortium’s Data Committee.
Previously, she worked at the Marion County Health Department, Indianapolis, IN as a Maternal and Child Health Epidemiologist for 4 years. There, she conducted analysis and data collection for the Fetal Infant Mortality Program and other maternal and child health initiatives. She presented her findings at the Indianapolis Healthy Babies Consortium and a statewide conference on fetal and infant death. As a dietitian, Amanda worked for the Women, Infants, and Children’s (WIC) programs in Michigan, Virginia and California.
Amanda received a B.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington IN, with a major in nutrition and dietetics and an M.P.H with an emphasis in epidemiology from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.