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Maile Thayer Phillips

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Maile Thayer Phillips


Maile Thayer Phillips, MS, is a PhD candidate at Yale’s Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. Phillips is interested in employing a variety of mathematical and statistical modeling techniques to contribute to the field of infectious disease dynamics. In the Pitzer Lab at Yale, her dissertation research focuses on estimating the impact of typhoid interventions in different settings. Before Yale, Phillips earned her Master of Science degree in biostatistics from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in 2017 with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology. Prior to receiving her Masters, Phillips served in the United States Peace Corps in Sierra Leone where she worked on projects with malaria. In addition to West Africa, she has also worked in Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Brazil. Phillips has been involved in projects across the globe focusing on typhoid, malaria, Ebola virus, Zika virus, Leishmaniasis, Staphylococcus aureus, and pneumococcus.

Education & Training

  • MS
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Biostatistics (2017)
  • BA
    Hamilton College, Mathematics, Hispanic Studies (2011)