Anna Bershteyn, PhD

2006 Hertz Fellow
Find me on LinkedIn

Anna Bershteyn is an associate professor of population health at NYU Langone Health.

She was previously a senior research manager at the Institute for Disease Modeling, where she developed mathematical models for global disease control and eradication.

Anna has been honored by both the Materials Research Society and the Northeast Bioengineering Conference for her development of a fully biodegradable system with a versatile surface chemistry, which has since been leveraged to better understand the immunology of vaccinations, especially HIV. In addition to the Hertz Fellowship, Anna was also supported by the Ida M. Green Fellowship, the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Anna holds a BS and PhD in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Hertz Foundation Role

Fellowships and Programs Council

Graduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science, Materials Engineering
Lipid-coated micro- and nanoparticles as a biomimetic vaccine delivery platform

Undergraduate Studies

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


2011, Hertz Thesis Prize, Fannie & John Hertz Foundation
2006, Soros Fellow, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Related News

Nov 21, 2023
Hertz Fellow Anna Bershteyn received the 2023 Raymond Sidney Volunteer Leadership Award in honor of her personal contributions to the Hertz Community.
Apr 27, 2020
Hertz Fellow Anna Bershteyn is co-principal investigator in a national clinical study recruiting people who’ve been exposed to COVID-19, but haven’t developed symptoms.