Allison Spenner - Senior Research Project Coordinator

Allison Spenner, MS

Senior Research Project Coordinator

Department of Population Science and Policy




Primary Responsibilities

My primary responsibilities include managing the operations of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics division in the Department of Population Science and Policy.



I grew up in central Illinois in a rural community about 30 minutes outside of Springfield, IL. I received both my B.S. (2008) and M.S. (2010) in Exercise Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. While in Graduate School, I was lucky enough to be able to work as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Strong Survivors Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers, that experience ignited my passion for changing our rural communities’ health for the better. Exactly one week after graduation, I started with SIU Medicine, and I have loved every minute of it!