Rebecca Kahn is a doctoral student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She earned her MS in Epidemiology from Harvard University in 2018. After graduating with a BA in Public Policy and Global Health from Duke University, she worked with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). She then worked for Partners In Health in Sierra Leone on the Ebola response and health systems strengthening programs. Her current research focuses on using simulation and disease transmission models to aid in the design of vaccine trials for emerging infections.