Former Health Studies Major receives 10 Under 10 Award

The Department of Health Studies recognizes James Carrier ’13 as a 2023 recipient of a 10 Under 10 Award.  The 10 Under 10 Awards highlight young leaders who embody the true spirit and values of the University.  As a health studies major, Carrier interned in the Division of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology at the Rhode Island Department of Health and continued to work there following graduation. He went on to earn a Master of Public Health specializing in epidemiology from Boston University before relocating to Maryland, where he became an epidemiologist in the Center for HIV Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Evaluation at the Maryland Department of Health. He conducted routine surveillance on HIV and AIDS diagnoses until November 2020, when he was promoted to Deputy Center Chief overseeing a staff of 12. In addition, he has assisted the department’s COVID-19 response. Carrier remains a dedicated ambassador for URI, making time to mentor students and participate in College of Health Sciences career events.  Congratulations James!