Shazia Khawaja, MPH '04
Shazia Khawaja is an Associate Principal Scientist in the department of Epidemiology at Merck, Sharpe & Dohme Corp., located in Upper Gwynedd, PA. She received her B.A. in Biology from Lehigh University in 1998 and M.P.H. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale in 2004. Upon graduation, Shazia joined Merck as an Epidemiology Program Coordinator, assisting with executing primary data collection studies, developing patient reported outcomes and representing Epidemiology on cross functional teams. Currently, she is in a management position and her main responsibilities include supervising employees, coordinating epidemiology studies and leading strategic initiatives. During her time at Merck, she obtained her Six Sigma Green Belt and has received 12 awards for her contribution on various projects. In addition, she published articles including those on the RotaTeq® Nicaragua Partnership and vaccine report card.