I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with training and experience in clinical medicine, field epidemiology, and transmission dynamic modeling. My research group’s main area of focus is the emergence, spread, and control of drug resistant tuberculosis, now recognized as a major hurdle to global tuberculosis control.
My research group includes postdoctoral fellows from a diverse set of fields ranging from clinical medicine, applied mathematics, biostatistics, operations research, evolutionary biology, and chemistry. I have previously been a faculty member in the Harvard School of Public Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology T32 training grant and have provided mentorship to pre-doctoral students supported by this grant. I will be serving as the primary mentor for Dr. Patrick Cudahy, an Infectious Diseases fellow at Yale, who started his research with me in July 2015. I will also be serving as the primary mentor for a pre-doctoral T32 fellow on a training grant led by Prof. Trace Kershaw at Yale School of Public Health, Cynthia Shi. My postdoctoral fellows have been very successful in publishing their findings in high impact journals, in securing additional research support, and in being selected for tenure-track academic positions within high-quality departments in prestigious universities. Four recent postdoctoral fellows started newly secured tenure track faculty positions in 2015.