Camryn Cohen

2021 Outstanding UDR Award Recipient
Health: Science, Society, and Policy UDR
Social Sciences Division Lead UDR

Hi everyone, 
My name is Camryn and I’m one of the HSSP UDRs as well as the lead UDR for the social sciences! I’m so excited and honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s outstanding UDR award. Being a UDR has been such an incredible experience. It has given me the opportunity to work with so many amazing students, faculty & staff throughout my time at Brandeis. Being in HSSP during a pandemic has been quite the experience and has really shed light on the importance of public health! Despite the challenges of this past year, along with my amazing co-UDRs Kristi and Emma, we’ve had the chance to initiate some amazing events and shine a light on all the ways in which students can get involved in public health. A few highlights for me have been developing the HSSP journal club, as well as organizing monthly HSSP Coffee Mug Talks where we hear from alumni who are currently working in a wide range of careers centered around public health.


If I could pass on some advice to future and current UDRs, I would say that being a UDR is a unique opportunity to implement real departmental and division-wide change. If you see a problem, figure out how to fix it! If you want to hear about a certain topic, bring a speaker to campus! You can really do whatever you want (to an extent!) It’s been so great working with everyone these past two years, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things everyone does in the future!