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Trainees

Freida Blostein (MPH 2018, 
General Epidemiology (Epidemiology Methods and Applications)
Foxman Lab
I'm interested in using epidemiological methods and computation biology to examine how microbes, hosts and environments interact in the context of disease states. I'm especially interested in applying concepts from evolutionary theory to human disease. 










Shannen Bolde (MPH 2018, 
General Epidemiology (Epidemiology Methods and Applications))
Foxman Lab
Pilot study investigating bacteria of the gut microbiome as people go through substance use treatment, and how this relates to mood, stress, anxiety, and depression.




Khalil Chedid (PhD , Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)

Martin Lab
Antibiotic resistance gene transfer from VRE to MRSA.





Bonnie Cheng
Martin Lab






Elyse Davis (MPH, Epidemiology)
Foxman Lab
Bacterial communities found in the oral cavity, and strain-typing of Vancomycin-resistant enterococci












Peter DeJonge, MPH (PhD , Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)
Martin Lab











Rich Evans
Martin Lab







Ali Farhat (BS 2019, Microbiology)
Rickard Lab
Investigations with antimicrobials against biofilm formation.








Sydney Foote (BS 2017, Microbiology, LSA)
Martin Lab
I have been investigating the presence of rhinovirus and enterovirus D-68 in saliva samples.










Boran Gao







Annie Gencay
Foxman & Gordon Labs











Rachel Gicquelais (PhD 2018, Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)
Foxman Lab
I study substance use, addiction, and hepatitis C using a combination of methods including epidemiology, statistics, transmission modeling, and microbiome analyses.










Jason Golec (BA, Undergraduate Public Health, 
Community and Global Health)
Foxman Lab











Kristine Green (BS 2019, Public Health Sciences)
Gordon Lab
I am an undergraduate student with a goal of pursing a Master's degree at the School of Public Health. I am excited to learn more about epidemiology through hands on experience. 









Katherine Hanslits (MPH 2017, General Epidemiology (Epidemiology Methods and Applications))
Martin Lab
I analyze electronic medical record data to investigate risk factors for co-infection with MRSA and VRE.










Savannah Hatt (MPH 2017, General Epidemiology (Epidemiology Methods and Applications)) Graduated
Rickard Lab
I focus on elucidating the community composition and architecture of biofilms formed on indwelling urinary catheters.








Julien Heidt (BS 2019, Microbiology, LSA)
Rickard Lab












Greorge Hewitt (BS 2019, 
Sociology)
Gordon Lab
I was given the chance to work in the lab and I could not pass it up. I know it will be great work experience for me.











Liam Hicks (MPH 2018, 
Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Foxman Lab
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci





Wenwen Jiang (MPH 2017, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology) Graduated
Foxman Lab
I'm interested in microbiology risks associated with dental decay.










Jesse Kim (BS 2018, Microbiolgy, Epidemiology)
Martin Lab
Research in hospital acquired bacterial infections. 










Alli Knox
Foxman Lab





Maria Konja
Martin Lab





Greg Kruse
Rickard Lab






John Kubale







Jeremy Kuo (MPH 2018, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Foxman Lab
I am assisting Emily Menard on the PROMPT study for her capstone project.










Kyu Han Lee (PhD 2018, Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)  Graduated
Foxman Lab
I am exploring the relationship between the upper respiratory tract microbiome and influenza infection.










Joseph Leishman (MPH 2019, 
Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Rickard Lab
Investigation of ocular and contact lens biofilms.










Ting Luo (PhD 2018) Graduated
Foxman Lab










Anastashia Magee
Martin Lab






Hannah Maier (PhD, Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)
Gordon Lab
I study risk factors for virus transmission in the tropics (currently influenza in Nicaragua).









Emily Menard, MPH (PhD, Epidemiology)
Foxman Lab
STI co-infection dynamics










Andrew Miller
Martin Lab





Katherine Miller (MPH 2018, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Gordon Lab
I am currently using hemagglutinin inhibition assays to study various Influenza strain cross-reactivity among our children's cohort from Nicaragua.









Jae Min Shin
Rickard Lab











Beth Moran
Foxman Lab





Noah Newman (MPH 2018, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Martin Lab
Tracking household transmission patterns of Respiratory syncytial virus using Sanger Sequencing.











Sophia Ng, PhD, MPH (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Epidemiology)
Gordon Lab
Infectious Disease Epidemiology







Shauna Paulson (BS , double major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) and Korean Studies)
Martin Lab











Eden Penn 
Gordon Lab






Jessica Plemmons
Martin Lab





Kirtana Ramadugu, MPH (Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology) Graduated
Foxman Lab
I am characterizing the salivary microbiome of mother-infant pairs, looking specifically at how diet, route of delivery, and maternal factors impact the development of the infant's salivary microbiome.









Derek Samarian (PhD , Doctoral Program in Epidemiologic Science)
Foxman Lab
Interspecies bacterial interactions in oral biofilms and their affect on periodontal disease.









 
Emma Schmidt (BS 2020, Undergraduate Public Health)
Foxman Lab
I am an undergraduate student hoping to pursue a career in public health, particularly epidemiology.











Jaclyn Skradski, PharmD (MPH 2017, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)

Rickard Lab












Rashna Soonavala
Gordon Lab





Thea Spindel (BS 2020, 
Undergraduate Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Hispanic Studies)
Martin Lab
I will be working on a project with Noah Newman trying to figure out RSV transmission within a household. 











Andreea Taran 
Martin Lab





Alexandria Tricoche (MPH 2019, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Gordon Lab
I am interested in studying emerging infectious diseases on a global scale as well as studying respiratory viruses and zoonoses in tropical environments.










Amit Vahia
Gordon Lab






Kelly Walblay
Gordon Lab





Caroline Yuhas (MPH 2018, Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology)
Rickard Lab
I am investigating the effect of antimicroibals in dental products on dental biofilms. 

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