Nadia Abuelezam

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2016
Current Title: Assistant Professor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing

Nadia’s current research focuses on the use of mathematical models to better understand the impact of treatment and prevention strategies on HIV incidence and prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa. The goals of her program of research are to use quantitative methods and novel data streams to better understand the inequalities in health care distribution and access in domestic and international settings. Click here for more information on Nadia Abuelezam.

Bree Aldridge

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011-2012
Current Title: Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Bree Aldridge specializes in combining live-cell microscopy and mathematical modeling to create intuitive descriptions of complex cell biology. Bree is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Department of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University. The Aldridge lab seeks to bring a quantitative framework to understand tuberculosis infection and drug response at single-cell resolution. Please click here for more information about Bree Aldridge.

Cheryl Andam

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2016
Current Title: Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology, University of New Hampshire

My research focuses on the evolutionary processes and ecological factors that drive the diversification and adaptation of microorganisms in various ecosystems, transcending different time scales ranging from disease outbreaks to the origins of life. Using an inter-disciplinary approach combining next-generation sequencing (genomics), population genetics, phylogenetics and lab-based assays, I aim to identify the underlying mechanisms that govern population-level structure and dynamics of microbes in response to environmental perturbations and selective…

Brian Arnold

Kirschstein-NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Brian is an evolutionary biologist. He received his PhD from Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology where he studied plant genetics. Brian was a Kirschstein-NRSA postdoctoral fellow working with Marc Lipsitch and Bill Hanage at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a postdoc, he studied bacterial evolution with a particular focus on modeling the evolution of multi-locus traits, such as antibiotic resistance, metabolic…

Taj Azarian

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Taj Azarian, MPH, PhD, was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, working with Drs. Bill Hanage and Marc Lipsitch. His overarching research focused on understand the epidemiology of bacterial pathogens through the application of whole-genome sequencing, phylogenetics, population genetics, with specific interest in the growing issue of antibiotic-resistance.  While at CCDD Dr. Azarian’s also studied the changes in…

Cayley Bowles

CCDD Student-MS, 2012-2014
Current Title: Medical Student at UCLA

Cayley graduated from HSPH with an MS in Epidemiology and is now completing her MD at UCLA. In fall 2018 she will begin her surgery residency. She works in a lab that focuses on mathematical modeling of the cardiovascular system. Please click here for more information about Cayley Bowles.

Francisco Cai

CCDD Master's Student, Research Assistant
Current Title: Medical Student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Francisco grew up in Queens, New York, studied computer science at Stanford University, then got involved with infectious disease modeling research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is currently studying medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago. His favorite sports are basketball and ultimate; favorite board game is The Resistance.

Fausto Andres Bustos Carrillo

CCDD Student, 2012-2014
Current Title: PhD Candidate Epidemiology, MA Candidate in Biostatistics, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Hailing from the warm weather of Tijuana, Baja California and San Diego, Fausto has been interested in tropical infectious diseases for over a decade. His current work applying current biostatistical methods to better understand the epidemiological and spatial spread of dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and Zika virus. Fausto also consults with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on foodborne illnesses (particularly campylobacteriosis) in the US. While at CCDD, Fausto…

Qiuzhi (Rose) Chang

CCDD ScD Student, Class of 2017
Current Title: Healthcare Associate at Analysis Group, Inc.

Rose Chang received her Doctor of Science in Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her doctoral research focused on the application of population genomics and mathematical modeling approaches to understand the epidemiology of healthcare-associated bacterial pathogens. Please click here for more information about Rose Chang.

Lauren Childs

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2012-2015 and Research Scientist, 2015-20016
Current Title: Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech, Department of Mathematics

Dr. Childs develops mathematical models and computational tools to address fundamental biological questions. Her current research focuses on combining immunological within-host dynamics with epidemiological spread of disease to understand patterns of transmission. Her past research includes mathematical and computational models with applications to infectious diseases, immunology, CRISPR and coupled oscillators. Click here for more information about Lauren Childs.