Amanda Fogleman, MEng

Interim Assistant to the Chair, Director of Community Engagement
Population Science and Policy

    About me

    Primary Responsibilities:

    My primary responsibilities include managing the administrative and operational duties for the Human and Community Development and the Health System Science divisions for the Department of Population Science and Policy. 


    While working on my undergraduate degree in Biology (specialization in Genetic Engineering), I worked weekends at Washington University in St. Louis where I helped to complete the Human Genome Project. Soon after graduation I began working at SIU School of Medicine. I started out working in discovery science laboratories doing research on Alzheimer’s, then genetic studies on lupus, and mycoplasma testing. In 2006, I took a leap into the clinical realm of science and worked for seven years working with cancer patients and survivors to determine the effects of exercise programs on their recovery or risk of recurrence. After a brief seven month detour to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, I returned to SIU School of Medicine in 2013. In 2014, I started a master’s program at University of Illinois at Chicago while continuing to work full-time. I obtained my Master of Engineering (MEng; specialization in Bioinformatics) in May, 2016.

    I am one of the founding members of the Department of Population Science and Policy starting in 2013 when I returned to SIU School of Medicine to work with a small team on population health research. I have continued to grow with the department and enjoy my role in helping communities find sustainable solutions for issues they have identified and want to change.



    Education & training

    Interim Assistant to the Chair
    Director of Community Engagement, Population Science and Policy
    Graduate Degree
    Master of Engineering, Bioinformatics, University of Illinois Chicago
    Undergraduate Degree
    Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Academic Location

    Academic Office

    201 E Madison Street Springfield, IL 62702
    Mail Code: 9664


    2020 Frank J. Toth Research Award