About Us

Our Mission


The Confounder is a blog dedicated to the community of students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health.

Our goal is to enhance the student experience by increasing awareness of professional opportunities and sharing insights and career advice related to work as Epidemiologists.

Above all, we strive to create an inclusive environment with open communication and conversation as core values.



Our Team




Duncan Mahood, MPH

Managing Editor

Dr. Lauren Christiansen-Lindquist

Academic Advisor & Contributing Author



Emma Butturini

Editorial Associate



Malay Mody

Social Media Associate

Saarav Patel

Social Media Associate



Dr. Timothy Lash

Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Contributing Author

Dr. Jodie Guest

Vice-Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Contributing Author