I’m an infectious disease epidemiology graduate student with a background in public health, economics, and data analysis. My broad research interests include: the impact of human mobility on disease spread, spatial analysis, phylogeography, and infectious disease modeling.
🦠 Academic Background 📊
Currently, I’m in the middle of my first year as a Master of Science (Sc.M.) student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. My degree is in Epidemiology, with a focus in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. In addition to being a full-time student, I’m also a Research Assistant in the Infectious Disease Dynamics group where I’ve been exploring cell phone mobility data from Sub-Saharan Africa using R. For my undergraduate degree, I also attended Johns Hopkins University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies and Economics.
📉 Work History 🏥
Between my undergraduate and graduate studies, I spent 3 years working in Washington, DC. My first job out of undergrad was at the economic consulting firm Charles River Associates, where I was an Analyst in the Antitrust and Competition Economics practice. I primarily conducted economic data analyses for expert reports using Stata and Excel. Two large cases I worked on involved monopolization of healthcare data and anticompetitive drug pricing.
After over a year at Charles River Associates, I realized a career closer to public health would be more suitable. I switched to a Health Data Analyst role at U.S. News & World Report in September 2019. At U.S. News, I conducted statistical analyses and utilized data management techniques with Stata to evaluate the quality of care provided at hospitals and nursing homes in the United States. I also co-authored multiple data journalism articles covering various topics surrounding health disparities such as access to surgical care, surgical outcomes and aortic valve replacement, colon cancer diagnosis/treatment, and community representation in local hospital patients.