I'm happy to report that I successfully defended my PhD this month! I still have some odds and ends to complete, including finishing the two courses I'm taking, but for all intents and purposes I've finished grad school. I've had a wonderful time - something I suspect not many students are able to say. The credit for that goes to my lab (NDSSL) and my awesome advisors, Bryan Lewis and Stephen Eubank.
Next up I'll be moving to the Baltimore area to work for the Army as an epidemiologist, which is part of my SMART scholarship. In the meantime I've got a few months of downtime, so send me an email if you have a project you want to chat about.
"Send me your data - PDF is fine," said no one ever
The public health paradox ("When public health works, it's invisible")
Let's make data a civic right
Scholarly impact of open access journals
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