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PhD in Epidemiology

Livingstone Aduse-Poku

Livingstone Aduse-Poku

STUDENT/GRADUATE AST-G
Adaeze V Anamege

Adaeze V Anamege

PhD Student , Graduate Research Assistant, Mentored By Dr. Kelly Gurka
Research Interests:
  • Assisted reproduction techniques
  • Global Health
  • Health disparities and Social determinants of health
  • Maternal and Child Health
Michael Asare-Baah

Michael Asare-Baah

GRADUATE AST-R
Research Interests:
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Infectious disease surveillance
  • Molecular Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • Tuberculosis transmission
Rebecca J Austin-Datta

Rebecca J Austin-Datta BSc, MS, MPH, MRSC. PhD Student

Mentor: Stephen Kimmel, MD, MSCE
Research Interests:
  • Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Peritoneal Metastases
  • Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer
  • Environmental Health/Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Molecular Chemistry & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Public Health
Amadou Barrow

Amadou Barrow

PhD Student; Graduate Research Assistant; Mentored By Dr Yan Wang
Research Interests:
  • Big data analytics
  • Causal inference
  • Global Health
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
  • Substance use epidemiology
Kevin R Bitsie

Kevin R Bitsie

GRADUATE AST-T
Mark Britton

Mark Britton

PhD Student; Predoctoral T32 Fellow; Mentored By Dr. Robert Cook
Research Interests:
  • Cannabis Use
  • HIV
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Neuroinflammation
  • Neurological Consequences of Substance Use
  • Population Neuroscience
  • alcohol use disorder
Mingjing Chen

Mingjing Chen

GRADUATE AST-G
Research Interests:
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and public health
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Lipidomics
  • Metabolomics
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
Scott A Cohen

Scott A Cohen MPH, CPH

MD-PhD Student
Research Interests:
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Causal inference
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
Christian R Conger

Christian R Conger

OPS LUMP SUM PAYMENT
Research Interests:
  • Mental Health
  • Substance use epidemiology
Delaney D Ding

Delaney D Ding

PREDOC FELLOWSHIP
Sonila Dubare

Sonila Dubare

GRADUATE AST-G
Rebecca J Fisk-Hoffman

Rebecca J Fisk-Hoffman

PhD Candidate, Primary Mentor: Dr. Robert Cook
Research Interests:
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • HIV
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Survey Methodology
Nicole D Fitzgerald

Nicole D Fitzgerald

PhD Student; Graduate Research Assistant; Mentored By Dr. Linda Cottler
Research Interests:
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance use epidemiology
Carolin Hoeflich

Carolin Hoeflich

TL1 Predoctoral Fellow And PhD Student; Mentored By Dr. Catherine Striley
Shaira L Kee

Shaira L Kee

Graduate Assistant
Menghui Liu

Menghui Liu

GRADUATE AST-R
Research Interests:
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Statistical Genetics
Andrew J McCabe

Andrew J McCabe

NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow
Research Interests:
  • Drug addiction
  • Observational studies
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Substance use epidemiology
Kayla V McNeely

Kayla V McNeely MPH

Phd Epidemiology Student, University of Florida, T32 Predoctoral Fellow, University of Florida
Sara Nutley

Sara Nutley

Predoctoral Fellow; Mentored By Drs. Catherine Striley & Carol Mathews
Research Interests:
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Eating Disorders
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Related Disorders
  • Older Adult Mental Health
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Substance Use Disorders
Chidinma Oli

Chidinma Oli

PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Mentor: Dr. Kelly Gurka
Research Interests:
  • Clinical Trials Design & Analysis
  • Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Epidemiology
Christina E Parisi

Christina E Parisi

PhD Candidate, Mentors: Dr. Robert L. Cook & Dr. Natalie Chichetto
Research Interests:
  • Access to prevention and care
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • HIV
  • Health disparities and Social determinants of health
  • Implementation Science
  • Infectious disease epidemiology
  • Qualitative Research
Juan G Perez

Juan G Perez

GRADUATE AST-R
Jackie Pollack

Jackie Pollack

Graduate Teaching Assistant , University of Florida , Interviewer Lead, NDEWS Rapid Street Reporting, University of Florida, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Florida
Research Interests:
  • Carceral Justice and Healthcare Access
  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology
  • Community Health
  • Machine learning and applications
  • Prediction Modeling
  • Public Health Education & Epidemiology Education
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Suicide Prevention
  • machine learning for predictive analytics
Kendall R Robinson

Kendall R Robinson

PhD Student; Mentor: Dr. Yan Wang
Research Interests:
  • Cannabis Use
  • Chronic Pain
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Pelvic pain
Vijaya L Seegulam

Vijaya L Seegulam

NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow & PhD Student; Mentored By Dr. Linda B. Cottler
Research Interests:
  • Cannabis Use
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • Substance Use Disorders
Sarah E Ser

Sarah E Ser

GRADUATE AST-R
Michael Aaron G Sy

Michael Aaron G Sy

Graduate Assistant
Research Interests:
  • AI Applications in Healthcare
  • Machine learning and applications
  • machine learning for predictive analytics
Anna Wang

Anna Wang

PhD Student And Previous NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, Mentored By Dr. Linda Cottler; NDEWS Rapid Street Reporting Study Coordinator
Research Interests:
  • Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Consequences of substance use, including overdose and neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
Zhilin Wang

Zhilin Wang

GRADUATE AST-R
Caretia J Washington

Caretia J Washington

MD-PhD Student
Research Interests:
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Community-based health interventions
  • Health Disparities
Xiaoxiao Wen

Xiaoxiao Wen

PhD Student/Research Assistant; Mentor: Dr. Jinying Zhao
Research Interests:
  • Cardiometabolic disease epidemiology
  • Epigenetics
  • Novel biomarker discovery
  • Omics data analysis
Meghann Wheeler

Meghann Wheeler

PhD Student/T32 Fellow; Mentored By: Dr Dejana Braithwaite
Research Interests:
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Lung cancer
  • Molecular epidemiology
Nae Y Won

Nae Y Won

PhD Candidate And NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, Mentored By Dr. Linda Cottler; NDEWS Rapid Street Reporting Study Coordinator
Research Interests:
  • Injury Epidemiology
  • Alcohol and substance use
  • Drug abuse
  • Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • substance use
Danting Yang

Danting Yang

PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant, Mentored By Dr. Dejana Braithwaite
Research Interests:
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Lung Cancer Screening
Wenjie Zeng

Wenjie Zeng

M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. Candidate
Research Interests:
  • Causal inference
  • Chronic disease epidemiology
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Lipidomics
  • Machine learning and applications
  • Singe cell Multiomics

Master of Science in Epidemiology

MSE

Student Cohort Mentor(s)
Aalam, Ali 2023 ––
Albernas Gonzalez, Adrian 2023
Belive, Natalia 2023 ––
Bonna, Atia 2023 ––
Brisson, Ryan 2023 ––
Cassidy III, Vincent DePaul 2023 ––
Castro, Francheska 2023 ––
Flanders, Gabrielle 2022 ––
Homsi, Maher 2022 ––
Johnson, Gabrielle 2022 Cumminings
Konduri, Gayathri 2023 ––
Kothawar, Gayathri 2023 Westemorland
Lima, Clarissa 2021 ––
Patel, Maitri 2022 Lui
Peace Ebisike, Chizaram 2023 ––
Pena Cotui, Nayrobi Maitelic 2021 Lui
Pottokaran, Jaicy 2022 Stark/ Patterson
Rowe, Joel 2022 Cotler
Ruzieh, Mohammed 2022 Kimel
Solomon, Maurice Levon 2021 Westmoreland
Still, Megan 2023 ––
Weijer, Laurel Katerina 2021 Gurka

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Concentration

MPH

Student Cohort Student Cohort
Ace, Dann Kelly 2022 Mistry, Shilpi Atul 2022
Brooks, Delano Rasheem Robert 2022 Onteddu, Jayabharath 2023
Bryan LaShaun 2023 Pastore, Mia 2023
Butler Audrey 2023 Phelps, Hannah Elizabeth 2022
DeMott, Julia 2023 Pinni, Pritham 2023
Escobar, Kaylinn 2023 Powe, Brianna R 2022
Farahbakhsh,Sohrob Sarbast 2022 Prasanna Surendran,Parvathy 2021
Fechtel, Hannah 2023 Ralston, Daniel C 2022
Ferdous, Jannatul 2023 Ramos, Daniel 2023
Franks, Stephen 2022 Rodriguez, Amy 2023
Galler,Olivia Lorraine 2022 Sanchez, Priscilla 2023
Garst, Anna 2023 Scott, Jahmeel 2022
Gross, Christopher L 2022 Silberman, Anna 2023
Hadaegh, Lily Kim 2022 Sleigh, Linnea 2022
James,Recquel Alexandrina 2022 Sosa, Arturo J 2022
Joseph, Amanda 2023 Stahl, Sierra 2023
King, Ansley 2023 Teresi, Elizabeth 2023
Lima Bornas, Veronica Herlinda 2023 Valdes, Devin Gonzalo 2022
Lopez Limas, Arimar 2023 Wilson-McCoy, Vincent 2023
McCann, Allanah 2023
McKean, Jordan 2023 –– ––