PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2019
MS, St. Cloud State University, 2015
As an environmental epidemiologist, I work on several projects related to early life chemical exposures and childhood health outcomes and development. I am trained in cell and molecular biology (with an emphasis on immunotoxicology), environmental health, epidemiology, and biostatistics. I use advanced statistical approaches to better assess and understand the complex mixture of exposures incurred throughout life. I am particularly interested in the intersection of industrial chemical exposures and clinical outcomes, especially among susceptible and vulnerable populations.
As a Co-Investigator for the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center, I collaborate on several multi-cohort studies evaluating the impact of early life environmental chemical exposures on child health. Also, as a Co-Director of the Global Environmental Sustainability and Health (GESH) MPH concentration, I am dedicated to educating and mentoring our students as well as providing the foundation and skills for success after graduation.
Honors and Awards
Excellence in Teaching Recognition, First Term (2020)
Inducted into Delta Omega National Public Health Honorary Society – Alpha Chapter (2020)
Outstanding Thesis Nominee, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (2015)
Distinguished Thesis Award (2015)
Best Oral Presentation, Student Research Colloquium (2015)
Student Research Funding Award (2015)
Student Research Funding Award (2014)
Best Oral Presentation, Runner Up, Student Research Colloquium (2014)