Erlyn Rachelle Macarayan Ph.D., MS, RN is an adjunct assistant professor of health services, policy and practice at the School of Public Health. She has worked extensively in the public health and the health data science fields with many years of experience as an advisor and consultant to various international organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization.
But in her spare time, she writes children’s books. Together with her husband Dr. Glen de Vera, she explains complex ideas to kids in the simplest terms possible, relating such concepts to their daily life experience. Each book in their Simplest Terms series highlights how science is part of our everyday lives.