Erin Wickerham, MPH Staff Researcher II / Data Analyst

Erin joined the Colorado Lab because of its focus on actionability and use of data to drive decision making with the aim of improving the lives of Coloradans. Prior to the joining the Colorado Lab, Erin’s experience working at The University of Texas at Austin in the Child and Family Research Partnership prepared her for working with large administrative datasets, on program evaluations of community-based organizations, and with federally funded programs such as Home Visiting. Erin also gained experience working with state and local partners in her roles as an epidemiologist in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section at the Texas Department of State Health Services. Erin holds a master’s of public health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Erin is most interested in using data to address complex public health and policy challenges and understanding how to support the health and well-being of children and families. The Colorado Lab’s Essential Element that speaks most strongly to her is relationships. Erin appreciates the Colorado Lab’s commitment to learning together with our partners about the data and actions needed to move the needle toward desired outcomes.

Erin finds joy in spending time outside, whether running or hiking, and with her two energetic and creative children.