Judy Savageau collaborates with staff and researchers on a variety of research and evaluation projects. She is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with over 25 years of experience in a variety of investigations of community-based, public health issues. Her particular interests include maternal and child health, as well as the identification of factors related to the utilization of health care and compliance with preventive health measures – many with an overarching goal to improve patient care and inform legislators about issues key in the care of the most vulnerable members of our communities. The relationship between these outcomes and the development of programs to improve the quality of medical care are a focus for her research endeavors – especially as they relate to medical education and workforce development efforts.
In addition to her research activities, as an associate professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Chan Medical School, Savageau spends considerable time teaching Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Scientific Writing, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. She also sits on the Medical School’s Institutional Review Board and several medical education curriculum committees and is the director of the Senior Scholars Program for fourth-year medical students.
Savageau holds a master's of public health degree from Yale University Medical School, and a bachelor's of science degree in biology from Northeastern University.