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I am an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics Department at Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.

My research focuses on 1) understanding and improving data collection and management using non-randomized studies, and 2) conducting rigorous population-level infectious disease studies. My long-term goal is the study of population-level data and the application of epidemiology, biostatistics, and data science to answer questions about infectious disease transmission and risk, while building strong research and training programs for future leaders in these areas.

Before joining USU, I was chief of the Epidemiology and Data Management Unit in the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. I continue to serve as the principal investigator of NIAID's study evaluating the immune response to COVID-19 vaccines in individuals with immune disorders. 

I received my PhD in epidemiology from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute at the University of Basel (2018), my MSc in molecular microbiology and immunology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2012), and my BS in Biology from Allegheny College (2009).

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

March 2024 - Present

Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
School of Medicine
Uniformed Services University

Chief, Epidemiology and Data Management Unit

January 2017 - March 2024
(Research Assistant, January 2017 - September 2019; Research Fellow, January 2017 - April 2022; Independent Research Scholar, April 2022 - March 2024)

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology, Division of Intramural Research
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health,

Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellow

March 2019 - March 2020

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Adjunct Assistant Professor

July 2018 - Present

George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership

Senior Research Data Analyst

August 2013 - December 2016

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs


May 2012 - July 2013

Maryland Department of Health
Emerging Infections Program, Office of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Outbreak Response, Prevention and Health Promotion Administration

Research Program Analyst

July 2010 - April 2012

Maryland Department of Health/Johns Hopkins University

Graduate Student Research Assistant

August 2010 - May 2012

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

Research Specialist

May 2009 - June 2010

University of Pittsburgh, Public Health Infectious Disease Lab

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PhD - Epidemiology

2015 - 2018

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

MSc - Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

2010 - 2012

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

BS - Biology

2005 - 2009

Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

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"I am different. Let this not upset you."


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