Karel Břinda

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

Karel Břinda is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with Bill Hanage in the Department of Epidemiology and Michael Baym at Harvard Medical School. His research, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focuses on methods for rapid antibiotic resistance detection from point-of-care sequencing data obtained by mobile sequencing technologies. Prior to coming to Harvard, Karel received his Ph.D. in Computer…

Tyler Brown

Tyler S. Brown is clinical fellow in the Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and a postdoctoral research fellow at CCDD, working under the mentorship of Caroline Buckee. Tyler received his MD from Johns Hopkins University and was a Howard Hughes Medical Research Fellow at the University of Maryland during medical school. He has previously worked in malaria and lymphatic filariasis control on the Thai-Myanmar border. His prior research has…

Robyn Lee

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

Robyn Lee, PhD, is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working with Dr. Bill Hanage in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Her overall research aim is to integrate modern epidemiologic methods, genomics, and bioinformatics to understand the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Dr. Lee completed a PhD in Epidemiology at McGill University (Canada) in 2016, where she investigated Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission and…

Lerato Magosi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)

Lerato is a statistical geneticist with research interests in infectious disease dynamics and cardiovascular genetics. She received her PhD from Oxford University in Cardiovascular Medicine where she developed statistical methods to dissect heterogeneity in genetic association meta-analyses. At CCDD Lerato’s work will center on developing and applying statistical and computational methods to investigate HIV transmission dynamics using large-scale pathogen genomic data in order to evaluate the impact of combination prevention…

Ayesha Mahmud

Planetary Health Fellow
Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Ayesha Mahmud recently completed her PhD in Demography from Princeton University, where she was a member of the Metcalf and Grenfell labs. Ayesha is broadly interested in the interplay between human demography and infectious disease dynamics. Her dissertation research examined the social, demographic, and environmental drivers of the transmission dynamics and mortality of common childhood infections. As a 2017-2019 Planetary Health Fellow, Ayesha will study the interaction between climatic changes and demographic shifts,…

Pamela Martinez

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

Pamela Martinez is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with Caroline Buckee and Marc Lipsitch in the Department of Epidemiology. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago in 2017. During her Ph.D., Pamela conducted research on the interaction of ecological and evolutionary mechanisms driving pathogens diversity and their population structure, under the guidance of Mercedes Pascual.…

Samantha Palace

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

Samantha Palace, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health working with Drs. Marc Lipsitch and Yonatan Grad in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. Her work focuses on understanding how bacteria minimize fitness costs associated with the acquisition of antimicrobial resistance, and whether these fitness costs can be exploited to improve the treatment…

Aimee Taylor

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

Aimee Taylor is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working under the mentorship of Caroline Buckee. Aimee also has close ties with the Parasite and Vector Genomics group at the Broad institute, where she was previously based under the mentorship of Daniel Neafsey. Aimee received her PhD from the University of Oxford, joint between the Department of Statistics and the WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance…