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Amanda J. Durante, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:
Community Medicine and Health Care
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-2927

Dr. Amanda Durante received a Ph.D. in epidemiology and public health (epidemiology of microbial disease) from the Yale School of Public Health and an M.Sc. in health planning from London University.

She brings an extensive history of public health practice to the department. She has worked for the U.K. Health Protection Agency (formerly known as the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre), the City of New Haven Health Department, the Yale Center for Public Health Preparedness and the Connecticut Emerging Infections Program.

Trained in infectious disease epidemiology, much of her work has focused on infectious disease surveillance and control. Recently she has been active in community needs assessment and health improvement planning in Connecticut with a focus on health disparities.

Dr. Durante teaches courses on epidemiology and public health practice.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
Ph.D.Yale School of Public HealthEpidemiology and public health
M.Sc.London School of Hygiene/London School of EconomicsHealth planning and financing

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Phi Beta Kappa Honors SocietyPhi Beta Kappa
Graduate FellowshipSmith College Alumnae Association

Infectious disease surveillance and control
Disaster preparedness and response
Health needs assessment and health improvement planning
Public health workforce development

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