Claire Loe, PhD
Dr. Claire Loe served as Senior Informatics Analyst at PHII from 2015 to 2016. She had a background in public health education and biomedical informatics. She held a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Health Behavior and Health Education and earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Her dissertation research covered designing systems to support the development of the community health worker workforce. Prior to joining the Task Force, she was a public health informatics fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Claire evaluated systems for STD surveillance and program support, provided technical assistance to a local health department, and provided a model for assessing systems for integrating HIV and STD services. For 16 years, she was a partner/owner of a health promotion consulting firm that worked in adolescent sexuality, reproductive health and migrant health where she saw firsthand the detrimental effects limited access to data has on community health.
Claire passed away in late 2016. In December 2016, Task Force for Global Health president Dave Ross delivered a eulogy at Claire's memorial service. In February 2017, PHII established the Claire Loe Memorial Library, a lending library for staff, in Claire's honor.