Mary Helander

CPR (PhD Graduate Student - CPR)


Mary Handler

Contact Information

315-443-3114
meheland@syr.edu

Undergraduate Education

State University of New York at Potsdam - CIS and Math 

Graduate Education

Syracuse University - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 

Post-Graduate Education

State University of New York at Buffalo - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research 

Research Interests

  • Social Inequity
  • Public Health
  • Aging Studies
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Biography

Mary “Emmy” Helander received her bachelor’s in CIS and math from the State University of New York at Potsdam, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering & operations research from Syracuse University and the State University of New York at Buffalo respectively. Mary was a Senior Researcher and Software Architect at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. Mary returned to graduate study at Syracuse University so that she could redirect her skills in data and network science, problem solving, and IT to study societal issues through the pursuit of a Ph.D. in Social Sciences. Mary is interested in research that explores topics in public health and its intersection with emergency medical services; social inequity in health care, education and employment and how it effects the elderly; and social science research methodology.