I am a computational 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’m interested in using computational methods to understand how infectious diseases, behaviors, and ideas spread in populations. My research is focused on the modeling and simulation of emerging infectious diseases, particularly zoonoses. I am also interested in biosecurity and science policy.
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.