Credentials: PhD Population Health
Year Started: 2015
Research/interests: Genetic Epidemiology, gene-environment interactions, Public Policy
Brief Interest Statement: My research focuses on identifying genetic risk factors for disease and environmental factors that can modify that risk. My interests also extend into the applications of that research in a policy setting. I am currently investigating the relationship among Alzheimer’s disease (AD) biomarkers, lifestyle factors, and cumulative genetic risk for AD, as measured through polygenic scores. I am pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs and a PhD in Population Health. I am also a NIA trainee at the Center for Demography of Health and Aging.
Why did you choose UW-Madison for your degree? UW-Madison has the collaborative structure and the faculty that are necessary for my research.
What do you hope/plan to do with your degree? In the future, I hope to conduct and communicate genetics research.