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Our students represent states throughout the US and countries across the globe! Click the map to enlarge and view details.

Michael Asare-Baah

Michael Asare-BaahBachelor of Science, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana
Research Interests: Implementation research with a focus on infectious disease of poverty (TB, TB/HIV), infectious disease epidemiology, and public health epidemiology

Sarah Barbey

Sarah BarbeyMentor: Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD

Dakota Derry

Dakota Derry

Upuli Dissanayake

Upuli DissanayakeBachelor of Arts, Philosophy, University of Florida
Mentor: Volker Mai, PhD, MPH
Research Interests: I am interested in infectious disease dynamics/transmission/control, vaccines, immunology, and global health.

Mustapha Kamara

Mustapha KamaraMentor: Robert L. Cook, MD, MPH

Sara Katherine Nutley

Sara Katherine NutleyBachelor of Arts, Business-Mathematics, Calvin College
Mentor: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE
Research Interests: I am interested in eating disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, and access to healthcare.

Gage Odom

Gage Odom

Hunter Ponder

Hunter PonderBachelor of Health Science, University of Florida
Research Interests: I am interested in access to healthcare and global health.

Jia Qi

Jia QiBachelor of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Master of Medicine, Clinical Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Mentor: Ting-Yuan (David) Cheng, PhD
Research Interests: Clinical trials, epidemiological disease studies

Nana Ayegua Hagan Seneadza

Nana Ayegua Hagan Seneadza

Rebecca Hunter Smith

Rebecca Hunter SmithBachelor of Science in Forest Resources, Wildlife Sciences, University of Georgia
Mentors: Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, ACSW, MPE; Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD
Research Interests: My interests involve zoonotic, vector-borne and infectious diseases, emerging pathogens, microbiology, molecular biology, toxicology, and parasitoloy.

Kaitlin Sovich

Kaitlin SovichBachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Florida
Research Interests: I am interested in exploring issues related to HIV/AIDS, stigma and its impact on access to preventive health care, and aging.

Erica Swilley

Erica SwilleyMentor: Jinying Zhao, MD, PhD

Jamilah Tejan

Jamilah TejanBachelor of Arts, Global Health, Mercer University
Mentor: Cindy Prins, PhD, MPH, CIC, CPH
Research Interests: My research interests include health disparities, global health, maternal and child health, and hospital epidemiology.

Jessica Williamson

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Saint Edward’s University
Mentors:  Volker Mai, PhD, MPH; Lusine Yaghjyan, MD, MPH, PhD
Research Interests: My research interests are in maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and the human microbiome.