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Aishani Aatresh

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Aishani is a first-year at Harvard College working in Michael Mina’s lab on all things engineering the future of immunology and epidemiology. She is interested in the intersection of biology, technology, computation, and policy through lenses of international risk management, security, governance, and the relationship between the public and private sectors. A Silicon Valley native, she has worked at biotech start-ups and given a TEDx talk entitled “Cracking the Allergy…

Emma Accorsi

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Emma Accorsi is a third year PhD student in Population Health Sciences with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology. While completing her B.S. in Applied Mathematics at Emory University, she conducted research on mosquito-borne disease at the CDC. After graduation, she worked at the electronic medical records company Epic Systems for two years and then conducted satellite remote sensing research with NASA. Her interests include antibiotic resistance, environmental drivers of…

Taylor Chin

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Taylor Chin is a PhD student concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology, advised by Dr. Caroline Buckee. She graduated from Princeton University with a BA in Public and International Affairs and a minor in Global Health Policy. She earned her MS in Epidemiology in 2019 from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a strategy consultant at EY-Parthenon. Her research interests center on…

Tori Cowger

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Tori Cowger is a second year doctoral student in Population Health Sciences concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology. Prior to her doctoral studies, she earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota and an MPH in epidemiology at Emory University. After graduation, she worked as an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working on global tuberculosis (TB) research and prevention efforts. Her research interests…

Christina Fennell

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Christina Fennell is a second year Master of Science student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated from Spelman College with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Public Health. Before Harvard, she worked at Whitman-Walker Health as a Health Workshop Facilitator, and she administered HIV and STI testing services in Washington, D.C.

Shae Gantt

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Shae Gantt is a first year Master of Science student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated from the University of South Carolina Beaufort with a B.S. in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. She has conducted research on mathematical modeling of disease dynamics and also attended the Epidemiology Summer Program at Harvard T.H. Chan in 2019 where she studied the…

Inga Holmdahl

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Inga Holmdahl is a PhD student working with Dr. Caroline Buckee. Her research uses mathematical models to study malaria, focusing on mosquito population dynamics, vector control interventions, and insecticide resistance.

I-Ting Huang

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

I-Ting Huang is a second year Masters of Science student in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. Prior to joining the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, she finished her B.S. degree in public health in Taiwan, where she worked in Dengue vector control and conducted research on Hepatitis B virus epidemiology and evolution. Her interests include the evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases and host-pathogen relationships.

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Katherine Jia

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Katherine is a PhD student in Population Health Sciences concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology. Her research interests are in transmission dynamics and its human and pathogen determinants, and their interactions. Prior to coming to CCDD, she was trained in epidemiology in Hong Kong and in the United Kingdom, and worked as a research assistant in Imperial College London on model-based HIV incidence estimation.

Nishant Kishore

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Nishant is a second year doctoral student in the Epidemiology concentration working with Dr. Caroline Buckee. Nishant is interested in developing and implementing epidemiological tools that leverage high-throughput and “big” data for the evaluation of and intervention for infectious disease transmission dynamics in an increasingly urbanized and connected world. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of EpiTech Consultants, a public health technology consulting firm that specializes in the development of…