Rebecca Kahn was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 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 in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator. She then worked for Partners In Health in Sierra Leone on the Ebola response and health systems strengthening programs. She earned her MS in Epidemiology in 2018 and her PhD in Population Health Sciences and Epidemiology in 2020 from Harvard. Her research focused on using infectious disease modeling to enhance epidemic preparedness and response.