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2023 Notable UT Woman Award

The Notable UT Woman Award recognizes a female faculty or staff member, student, or alumna whose accomplishments bring great distinction to the university.

Samantha Ehrlich

Samantha Ehrlich

Samantha Ehrlich is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist whose research focuses on pregnancy exposures, behaviors, and outcomes related to diabetes and obesity in pregnant people and their children. Ehrlich received her MPH in maternal and child health and doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to UT, she was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Women’s and Children’s Health Section at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Ehrlich serves on the editorial boards for PLOS One and BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth, and is currently the communications director for the American Diabetes Association’s Pregnancy and Reproductive Health Interest Group. She teaches Biostatistics and Epidemiology III.

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