Sheena Fryerson, MPH

Research Assistant IV
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health
School of Medicine

Sheena Fryerson brings a wealth of expertise to the Swetland Center in her role as a Community Engaged Researcher. She will be working with fellows who will receive mentoring and partnership opportunities to develop and validate their ideas of creating nutritional equity and healthy food system access in urban communities.  Sheena earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Howard University and George Washington University, respectively, in Washington DC. 


Prior to joining the Swetland Center, Sheena has completed work in environmental surveillance at the Pentagon, cross-sectional studies measuring HIV trends in high morbidity neighborhoods in Washington, DC and longitudinal data studies measuring HIV acquisition among youth exposed to neighborhood violence and trauma.  Her most recent position included working as a Violence and Injury Epidemiology with the Cleveland Department of Public Health where she measured rates of gun violence, sexual and domestic violence and trauma amount city residents.  Having a complete understanding of the social determinants of health and varying characteristics in urban neighborhoods, Sheena wishes to continue her work in community engagement and partnership building.