Research Interests

Health disparities, childhood diarrheal disease, urban and peri-urban environmental health, collective action around water and sanitation, rotavirus vaccination, ETEC and Shigella vaccination, translating research into health and development policy, dimensions of poverty

Geographic areas of interest: Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Kenya, India;


2016 Ph.D. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Environmental and Global Health, University of Florida

2008 M.S. School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Anthropology, University of Florida

2001 B.S. Biology, Shepherd University

Academic and Research Positions

2017-Present: Post-doctoral Researcher, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Projects: Estimating Global Burden, Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Rotavirus, ETEC and Shigella Vaccines

2011-2016: Research Coordinator, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Projects: Effects of Geographic and Socioeconomic Disparities on Estimated Rotavirus Vaccination Impacts in India and Nigeria, Estimating Inequities in Sanitation-related Disease Burden and Estimating the Potential Impacts of Pro-poor Targeting.

2014-2015: Research Manager, Great Lakes University Kisumu, Kenya
Project: SHARE Disparities Project — an investigation of diarrheal disease transmission in peri-urban communities around Kisumu, Kenya


2015 Recipient, Jeffery A. Gabor Employee Recognition Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2015 Recipient, College of Public Health and Health Professions Employee of the Year, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


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