Dr. Irvin earned a MPH in Epidemiology from San Diego State University and a PhD in Public Health, Health Behavior from the joint program at UC San Diego and San Diego State University. She worked for 10 years at San Diego State University on NIH-funded behavioral epidemiological surveys and behavioral interventions. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institutes of Health, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. While at NIH, she conducted comparative effectiveness analyses related to mammography screening, including a meta-analysis of quasi-experiments (Irvin & Kaplan, Plos One, 2014) and population-level estimates of non-normal results, follow-up care and diagnosis following mammography (Irvin, Kaplan et al, Women’s Health Issues, 2015). She assessed the effects of trial registration on primary outcome reporting among large-budget cardio-vascular interventions (Kaplan & Irvin, Plos One, 2015; Irvin & Kaplan, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2015). Dr. Irvin has broad experience in NIH-funded research in tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, bone health, and cancer screening research. She has a strong interest in community-based research, previously working with the Asian American communities in California.