Herb Susmann CV About


Herb Susmann

I grew up near Ithaca, New York, where I was home-schooled for elementary school, an experience that shaped my belief in the value of self-directed, intrinsically motivated learning. I went to college at SUNY Geneseo where I received a degree in Mathematics in 2014. I spent four years working as a software developer at Silent Spring Institute where I developed digital tools for communicating complex scientific data to a lay audience. I began a doctoral program in biostatistics at UMass Amherst in 2018, where I am working with Leontine Alkema on spatial Bayesian modeling.

The animation on the background of this site shows the generation of a graph by the Barabási–Albert model and represents my interest in the computer modelling of biological and sociological processes.


It All Adds Up: Our Collective Exposure to Toxic Chemicals. 2016. Silent Spring Institute blog.


Lifted by privilege, he’s not above the less fortunate. 2016. Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe.

See my C.V. for a listing of my research activities.