Jerusha Achterberg, MPH

Jerusha Achterberg is currently an instructor with the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and a module director/instructor with the Office of External Education, Harvard Medical School, after having spent eight years as a faculty member in the Harvard College Writing Program. Achterberg received her MPH in Epidemiology and MA in Biocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington with a concentration in Statistics and the Social Sciences, and is keenly interested in effectively communicating critical thinking and science content. At Harvard University, she has taught expository writing, grammar, and research methods; university-wide, she was awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Prize (2012) and Star Family Prize for Excellence in faculty advising (2017). At the University of Washington, she has taught biological anthropology and mathematics; university-wide, she was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award (2007).


  • MPH University of Washington