For several years, I worked as a Senior Research Scientist (Molecular Biologist/Geneticist) at Emory University School of Medicine My research areas included neurodegenerative disorders, breast cancer, and cervical cancer as they relate to mitochondrial mutations. My cervical cancer research led to studying HPV which sparked my initial interest in Public Health. I went on to use my molecular biology skills to develop assays for several potential bioterrorism threat agents at the CDC, while building public health experience. I have enjoyed my work in epidemiology in various areas at the CDC.
BS, Biology, Minor in Chemistry
Research Methods and Evaluation
Community-Based Participatory Research
My current research interests surround the resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases, future epidemiologic trends, and potential outbreak implications.
HIV/AIDS disparities in minorities