Aviva Geiger Schwarz
Data Editor, The COVID Racial Data Tracker
Aviva Geiger Schwarz is Data Editor for the BU Center for Antiracist Research’s COVID Racial Data Tracker, a collaboration between the Center and the COVID Tracking Project at The Atlantic.
Aviva applies epidemiologic methods to track, analyze, and understand racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes. She has previously served as a public health epidemiologist and data consultant for the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, where her research interests included the impact of racism over the life course on maternal and infant mortality, preterm birth, and low birth weight, as well as differences by race and ethnicity in the risk factors for maternal depression. Her work has also included data management and program evaluation for the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership, an evidence-based home visitation program to improve birth outcomes among historically underserved pregnant women in New York City.
Aviva received her MPH from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and BA in biology from Harvard University.