I am a Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and an Assistant Professor in Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. I’m interested in using computational methods to understand how infectious diseases, behaviors, and ideas spread in populations. My research is focused on outbreak science, or the modeling and simulation of emerging infectious diseases. I am also interested in biosecurity and science policy.
Prior to joining JHU I was an epidemiologist with the US Army, an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity fellow, and a Department of Defense SMART scholar. From 2011-2015 I was a graduate student at the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL) at Virginia Tech.
I received my Master in Public Health with a concentration in infectious disease in 2013, and successfully defended my PhD in the department of Genetics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in March 2015. My undergraduate degree is in Anthropology from the University of New Hampshire.