Scott Olesen

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Scott Olesen was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with Dr. Yonatan Grad and Dr. Marc Lipsitch. His work at Harvard focused on the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance and its relationship to antibiotic use. Scott earned his PhD in Biological Engineering at MIT, where he studied environmental microbiology and the human microbiome. Scott earned Master Degrees in Chemistry in 2012 and in…

Corey Peak

CCDD MS & ScD Student, 2012-2017
Current Title: Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Corey Peak completed his Doctor of Science in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with two CCDD committee members – Caroline Buckee, his advisor, and Marc Lipsitch. He defended his dissertation entitled “Optimizing Interventions to Control Emerging Infectious Diseases” on March 7, 2017. He is currently an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based in…

Justin O’Hagan

CCDD Doctoral Student, 2010-2012
Current Title: Director, Outcomes Research, Merck

Justin holds the position of Director, Outcomes Research at Merck, where he works on dengue and chikungunya vaccines. He previously worked as an Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. His areas of focus include using transmission modeling to improve the design of epidemiologic studies for healthcare-associated infections and conducting simulations to identify opportunities for intervention to reduce the burden of…

Talia Quandelacy

CCDD ScM2-Student, 2011-2013
Current Title: PhD Student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Talia is a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding micro-scale transmission and immuno-dynamics of influenza in the US and southeast China, co-advised by Drs. Derek Cummings at the University of Florida and Justin Lessler at Hopkins. She is a member of the University of Florida and John Hopkins Infectious Disease Dynamics research groups. Click here for more information about…

Paul Reeping

Current Title: Doctoral Student at Columbia University

Paul Reeping is a first year doctoral student at Columbia University. He received his M.S. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the spring of 2017. He grew up in Pittsburgh where he also attended the University of Pittsburgh where he studied microbiology. After college, he became a teacher through Teach for America and taught environmental science to 10th graders on the South Side of Chicago for three…

Rinat Sergeev

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2010-2011
Current Title: Senior Data Scientist and Scientific Advisor, Crowd Innovation Lab, Harvard Business School

Rinat received his PhD in Physics of Semiconductors in Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg. Following his innate curiosity, he pursued challenges in a variety of academic fields, from Quantum-Mechanical Processes to Immunology and Epidemiology. His research interests include conceptual analysis, analytical approaches and models in multiple areas. Currently, Rinat is a growing specialist of machine-learning algorithms and algorithmic challenges. His personal interests include Math puzzles, strategic games and politics. Click here…

Amy Wesolowski

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2014-2016
Current Title: Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Amy Wesolowski is an infectious disease epidemiologist.  Her research focuses on how we human behavior can impact the spatial spread of various infectious diseases with a particular focus on vector-borne and vaccine-preventable diseases.

Reza Yaesoubi

Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)
Yale School of Public Health

Dr. Yaesoubi’s research focuses on medical decision making and model-based evaluation of health policies. His work incorporates mathematical and computer simulation models, statistical methods, and optimization techniques to guide resource allocation and decision making in public health and health delivery systems. He has applied these methods in conducting cost-effectiveness analyses of colorectal cancer screening strategies, estimating societal willingness-to-pay for health, and characterizing performance-based payment systems for preventive care systems. His…

Colin Worby

CCDD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2013-2016
Current Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton Unviersity

I am interested in the use of pathogen genomic data to investigate disease transmission dynamics. I am developing models to better understand within-host pathogen diversity, and integrating these into a framework to analyse between-host transmission. Click here for more information about Colin Worby.