Shannan N. Rich

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Certificate in Anthropology of Global Health, College of Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Master of Science, Epidemiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Hometown: Palm Coast, FL
Research Interests: I am interested in antimicrobial drug resistance, emerging infectious diseases, HIV, infection-related cancers/chronic diseases, microbiome-disease associations, and global health.
Long-term career goals: My long-term career goal is to lead and collaborate on globally-significant research initiatives, using data-driven public health approaches, to address current challenges in epidemic mitigation and control.
What philosophy guides your education? “Some problems cannot wait for perfect data…It is better to push epidemiology to its limits—and then improve it—than to hold back, waiting for more information, and let the pain and suffering of billions remain ignored.” – Jeremy Smith, Epic Measures
Date Accomplishments
May 2019
  • Application accepted to attend the 24th International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) in Hong Kong, China, in August 2019. Abstract: Rich S.N., Mavian C., Ellsworth C., Knyazev S., Poschman, K., Cook R., Salemi M., Switzer W.M., Spencer E.C., Prosperi M. “Phylogenetic characterization of HIV transmission clusters in Florida, 2007-2017.”
  • Abstract published in the Online Journal of Public Health Informatics. Rich, Shannan N. et al. Integrating Phylodynamic Techniques for Next-generation HIV Surveillance in Florida. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, may 2019. ISSN 1947-2579. Available at: <https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/ojphi/article/view/9759>. doi:https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v11i1.9759.
  • Co-authored paper published in the European Journal of Nutrition. Yaghjyan L, Colditz G, Rosner B, Rich S, Egan K, Tamimi RM. Adolescent caffeine consumption and mammographic breast density in premenopausal women. Eur J Nutr. 2019 May 31;. doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02018-0. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31152213.
March 2019
  • Paper released after being in press. Rich SN, Klann EM, Almond CR, Larkin EM, Nicolette G, Ball JD. Associations between antibiotic prescriptions and recurrent urinary tract infections in female college students. Epidemiol Infect. 2019 Jan;147:e119. doi: 10.1017/S0950268818003369. PubMed PMID: 30869014.
December 2018
  • Awarded the Department of Epidemiology Chair’s Travel Award to attend the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) annual conference in January 2019 in San Diego, CA.
November 2018
  • Abstract accepted for presentation at the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) 17th Annual Conference in January 2019 in San Diego, CA. Rich SN, Mavian C, Richards V, Cook R, Prosperi M, Salemi M. “Integrating Phylodynamic Techniques for Next-generation HIV Surveillance in Florida.”
  • First-authored paper accepted for publication in the journal of Epidemiology and Infection. Rich SN, Klann EM, Almond CR, Larkin EM, Nicolette G, Ball JD. Associations between antibiotic prescriptions and recurrent urinary tract infections in female college students. Epidemiology and Infection.
August 2018
  • Received award for best poster in phylogenetic inference at the 23rd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) in Berlin, Germany.
June 2018
  • Application accepted to attend the 23rd International Bioinformatics Workshop on Virus Evolution and Molecular Epidemiology (VEME) in Berlin, Germany, in August 2018. Abstract: Rich S, Richards V (co-first author), Cook RL, Prosperi M. “Phylodynamic analysis of HIV in Florida.”
April 2018
February 2018
February 2018
  • Awarded the Department of Epidemiology Chair’s Travel Award to attend the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) annual meeting in March 2018 in New York, NY.
January 2018
  • Awarded a travel grant by the UF Graduate Student Council to attend the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) annual meeting in March 2018 in New York, NY.
January 2018
  • Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO) annual meeting in March 2018 in New York, NY. Yaghjyan L, Rich SN, Mao L, Mai V, Egan KM. “Interactions of coffee consumption and postmenopausal hormone use in relation to breast cancer risk in UK Biobank.”
October 2017
  • Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the UF Health Cancer Center Research Day in November 2017. Yaghjyan L, Rich SN, Mao L, Mai V, Egan KM. “Interactions of coffee consumption and postmenopausal hormone use in relation to breast cancer risk in UK Biobank.”
October 2017
  • Application accepted to attend the 2017 Clinic on Dynamical Approaches to Infectious Disease Data, offered through the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program, in December in Yulee, FL.
August 2017
  • Seminar speaker for the Southern HIV & Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) seminar on “HIV Surveillance in Haiti”. Presented “The HIV Care Continuum: An Overview of Care Cascades in Haiti and Other Developing Countries.” SHARC Center for Translational HIV Research, Gainesville, FL.
March 2017
  • Competed in UF’s annual CLARION interprofessional case competition, offered through the Office of Interprofessional Education. Achieved first place prize and invited to represent UF at the national CLARION competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota in April 2017.