I am a disease ecologist and public health scientist studying the spatial dynamics of infectious diseases passed from animals to humans. I am a PhD candidate in the Environmental Health Sciences department at Emory University and my dissertation research is on the spatial determinants of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the plague. My research aims to improve disease surveillance techniques by accounting for surveillance bias and imperfect detection of cases.

Doctoral Committee:

Dr. Lance Waller, PhD Dr. Yang Liu, PhD Dr. Stefanie Sarnat, ScD Dr. Howard Chang, PhD Dr. A. Townsend Peterson, PhD
 Lance Waller, PhD

Committee Chair

Yang Liu, PhD Stefanie Sarnat, ScD Howard Chang, PhD A. Townsend Peterson, PhD

Current Funding:

Research Assistantship on NIH Grant No. 1R01HD092580-01A1
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2014 – 2019)
National Science FoundationGraduate Research Fellowship Program

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