Seven Lakes Student Publishes Book to Educate Community During Pandemic


July 9, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

As the coronavirus pandemic broke out last spring, Stephanie Wang, a Seven Lakes High School sophomore, researched and wrote a book to provide an elementary approach to understanding infectious disease outbreaks. Now published, she hopes her book will help the Katy community and beyond, to endure the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Katy junior, Stephanie Wang published her book to help people understand disease during the pandemic last month.

Katy High School Student Aims to Educate Public During Pandemic

Stephanie Wang, an incoming Seven Lakes High School junior, is an award-winning science student in the study of diseases.

“I began brainstorming ideas to spread public health literacy during spring break when the outbreak still had not propagated to such an extent,” says Wang. “After finding out that schools would be closed even after spring break, I knew I had to do something to help my family, friends, and community, and I felt that writing a book would be the best way to do so.”

Her book, Epidemiology Unmasked: An Introduction to Epidemiology in Public Health is now available, and she hopes it can help people better understand diseases and outbreaks.

“My book aims to promote the study of epidemiology in public health in a fun way accessible to all audiences,” says Wang. “After doing extensive research on the subject, I found a lack of introductory epidemiology textbooks on the market, as most are targeted toward more professional/mature audiences.”

A Passion for Public Health

Wang has been interested in public health since middle school and has competed in the Science Olympiad for four years. Through this pr