Credentials: MS Population Health
Year Started: 2020
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
What are your areas of interest within population health sciences? As a clinician researcher trained in infectious diseases, my current research interest is antimicrobial resistance with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship.
Interest Statement: I received my bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology and immunology. During the year following graduation, I participated in a contact tracing and symptom screening campaign in the Tibetan population living in Northwestern India and then returned to Wisconsin to work at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. I completed my medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and stayed at Wisconsin for my clinical training in the Department of Medicine’s Physician-Scientist Program (IMPACT). I am currently completing my fellowship training in infectious disease and am in the Microbes in Health and Disease post-doctoral training program. Outside of work, I enjoy Madison’s four seasons through trail running, cycling, mountain biking, and cross country skiing.
What experiences in your life led you to study population/public health? My research focuses on antimicrobial stewardship in the long-term care setting, and I am currently working on designing and evaluating stewardship tools optimized for this setting with my research mentor, Dr. Crnich. Because antimicrobial resistance is a threat to public health, I was drawn to obtain further training in the field to better inform my future research methods, analysis, and aims.