Natalie Suder Egnot is a supervising health scientist with Cardno ChemRisk in the Pittsburgh office. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Pennsylvania State University, and obtained both a Master’s of Public Health in infectious diseases and microbiology and a Doctor of Public Health in epidemiology from Pitt Public Health.
Egnot’s master’s thesis examined the association between herpesvirus coinfection and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma among men living with HIV, and her dissertation work utilized exploratory factor analysis to evaluate the association between inflammatory markers and psychosocial stress with characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque. During her time at the University of Pittsburgh, Egnot also obtained certificates in global health and public health program evaluation.
At Cardno ChemRisk, Egnot has used epidemiological principles to evaluate complex relationships between occupational and environmental exposures to chloroprene, man-made vitreous fibers, metals, talc, tobacco products, and various malignant and non-malignant health outcomes. She also has experience evaluating the effects of health policies and public health programs on health outcomes and disparities.
Additionally, Egnot supports several clients in their response to and management of COVID-19-associated risks by helping clients identify strategies to protect worker health and strengthen business resilience.
Speaking of her time at Pitt Public Health, Egnot says, "I utilize all aspects of my Pitt Public Health training in my current position. As a consultant, I often work on multidisciplinary teams to solve clients’ unique problems related to human health risk management. I am grateful for the diversity of coursework, training, and other applied opportunities afforded to me as a Pitt Public Health student, because I feel like those opportunities have allowed me to make meaningful contributions to the teams on which I work and to better support clients’ efforts to protect worker/public health."
Her favorite part of the job? "I really love knowing that the solutions and strategic guidance we offer to clients are being immediately utilized and/or implemented to support their efforts to protect and promote health. I get particularly excited about opportunities where I can help clients operate in a way that is more sustainable and that promotes health and equity among their employees and the communities in which they operate."