Carol L. Stone, PhD, MPH, MA, MAS
After working in the field of biochemistry for 15 years as a biomedical researcher, I spent an additional 15 years as a state epidemiologist, analyzing large-scale public health databases and using descriptive and inferential statistics with numeric, biostatistics, and qualitative techniques to mine health data for the very human stories embedded in the datasets.
While in public health, I worked as the state lead MCH epidemiologist within the Connecticut Department of Public Health, highlighting the connection between maternal and infant health to the overall health and well-being of society. During my tenure there, I served for four years as the first project director of Hartford Healthy Start, a federally funded program that provides perinatal care services to low-income women and reduces racial/ethnic disparities in infant mortality.
I am passionate about using health data to make data-driven decisions in the healthcare and public health fields and have created summary public documents for a variety of audiences. I joined IFS in August 2018 and am thrilled to be part of a dynamic and talented team that shares this passion.
Grateful to have nurtured two daughters into adulthood, I now enjoy spending time with my husband of over 30 years in beautiful Columbia.