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Aishani Aatresh

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Aishani is a sophomore at Harvard College in the Grad and Lipsitch Labs working broadly on questions of preparedness in infectious diseaes. She is currently looking at the ways in which at-home testing affects disease prevalence and antimicrobial resistance for Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Aishani previously worked on seroprevalence and rapid antigen testing in Michael Mina’s lab and has also worked in biotech and penned a variety of science writing pieces. At…

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Ruchita Balasubramanian

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Ruchita is a PhD student in Population Health Sciences concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology, advised by Dr. Bill Hanage. She graduated from Princeton University in 2019 with a degree in Molecular Biology and minors in Engineering Biology and Global Health and Health Policy, and additionally received an MPhil in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2021. Prior to coming to Harvard, she was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research…

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Léa Cavalli

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Léa is a PhD student in Population Health Sciences focusing on Infectious Disease Epidemiology, advised by Dr. William Hanage. Prior to coming to CCDD, she graduated from an integrated Masters in Genetics at University College London (UCL), where she studied the molecular evolution of viruses. She is interested in using genomic tools to study the evolution and transmission of pathogens within and across Human populations.

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…

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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.

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Keya Joshi

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Keya is a PhD student in Population Health Sciences concentrating in infectious disease epidemiology, advised by Dr. Marc Lipsitch. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Public Health Studies with a minor in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Entrepreneurship & Management. She received her MHS in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2017. Her research interests include the development and application…

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Madeleine Kline

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Maddy is a PhD student in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology track of the PHS program advised by Dr. Yonatan Grad. She is also student in the Harvard Medical School MD-PhD program, and completed her first two years of medical school at HMS/BWH. Maddy studied chemistry and biology with a minor in Spanish at MIT, where she graduated (virtually) in 2020. She is interested in the genomics and evolution of infectious…

Tiffany Lemon

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Tiffany Lemon is an infectious disease epidemiology doctoral student at Dr. Seage’s lab. A native of Opelousas, Louisiana, Tiffany received a BS in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University and an MSPH in Global Epidemiology from the Emory Rollins School of Public Health. Previously, Tiffany has conducted HIV research as an HHMI EXROP scholar at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard and as an HHMI International Scholar at the…

Tigist Menkir

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Tigist is a doctoral student studying infectious disease epidemiology, advised by Dr. Caroline Buckee. Her research interests lie in the application of diverse statistical tools – including machine learning-based methods, spatial statistics, and traditional dynamic models – for infectious disease surveillance, with a focus on data-limited settings and marginalized populations. Prior to joining Harvard, she received her A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with certificates (minors) in Global Health and…

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Emily Reichert

Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology

Emily Reichert is a MS student in infectious disease epidemiology. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Quantitative Biology and a minor in Statistics. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a research analyst at RTI International conducting program evaluation and implementation, primarily for federal programs. She also has experience working both at PATH (Seattle, WA) and with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology…