I'm a 2011 graduate of the Johns Hopkins GPMR program—and I'm a physician serving in the United States Navy, currently working at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
I serve as a Clinical Principal Investigator (PI) in the Malaria Department of the Infectious Diseases Directorate at NMRC. In this role, I have the honor of leading a group of talented research professionals on an exciting project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goal of this project is to accelerate the development of a malaria vaccine in order to protect U.S. military war-fighters and at-risk populations around the globe.
The skills and knowledge gained from my MPH studies and graduate medical education training provided a strong foundation for future roles in public health, clinical preventive medicine, clinical and epidemiological research, and leadership roles. As a Naval Medical Officer, these core competencies are extremely valuable because I must be ready to serve in any of these capacities in order to meet the mission of the United States Navy.