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Staff and Trainees

Anne E Corrigan, MS

Research Data Analyst

Anne Corrigan received her Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from the University of North Carolina's Gillings School of Global Public Health. While working as an ORISE fellow at the Environmental Protection Agency, she researched the impacts of air pollution on public health and helped launch Smoke Sense, a citizen science initiative to exchange and understand information about exposure and response to wildfire smoke. Currently, Anne is interested in applying GIS and spatial analysis to a wide variety of environmental and public health issues to serve the community.  She also serves as a teaching assistant for several spatial analysis courses available online through the Department of Epidemiology.

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Amy Hong

Masters of Health Science student

Amy Hong received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Health and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University. Amy is currently a Masters of Health Science degree candidate in the Department of Epidemiology under the guidance of Dr. Frank Curriero, working on a project evaluating geographic differences in U.S. newborn male circumcision rates. As an undergraduate, she researched global tobacco control efforts with the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and researched MERS-CoV with the geospatial team at Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, WA. Amy is particularly interested in epidemiologic and statistical methods for analyzing public health questions. She also serves as a teaching assistant for biostatistics at JHSPH and undergraduate epidemiology at Homewood. 

Anton Kvit, ScM

Senior Research Data Analyst

Anton Kvit received his Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His previous and current work includes looking at the association of weather and environmental factors with malaria incidence in Zambia, analyzing healthy food availability in Baltimore in collaboration with the Center for a Livable Future, as well as other projects relating to infectious and chronic diseases and community health in the United States. He is also serves as a Teaching Assistant for several spatial analysis courses. His other interests include epidemiologic methods, GIS, and spatial analysis methods, interactive data visualization, and mHealth. 

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Maya Spaur

Masters of Science student

Maya Spaur is working toward her Master of Science in Environmental Health & Engineering at Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Her research is currently working to identify inputs for a quantitative microbial risk assessment of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw oysters. While at Hopkins, she has completed the certificate in Risk Sciences and Public Policy. She also serves as President of the Johns Hopkins Science Policy Group, as a research assistant for Dr. Meghan F. Davis, and has been a teaching assistant for the Risk series.  

Past Trainees

Jesse Berman, PhD

Assistant Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Jesse graduated with a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from JHSPH in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. Frank Curriero. He is an environmental epidemiologist whose research focuses on complex environmental exposures and their impact on health. He has particular interests in exposure to air pollution and extreme weather events. He has a strong focus on spatial statistics and utilizes this tool heavily in his research. Jesse recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Michelle Bell at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he investigated the association between drought and adverse health in the western United States. He completed an additional postdoc with Dr. Kirsten Koehler in Environmental Health Sciences and Dr. Frank Curriero in Epidemiology at JHSPH. His research used spatial statistics to optimize air pollution monitoring networks for better estimation of exposures in both occupational and ambient environments. He also investigated how environmental and neighborhood factors influence academic performance among Baltimore City school children. Jesse is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. In his new position, Jesse is continuing environmental exposure research and developing GIS and applied spatial statistics courses to serve the U of Minnesota public health community.

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Kelly Searle, PhD

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Kelly Searle is a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Epidemiology. She obtained her ScM from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology where she investigated the efficiency of reactive case detection for malaria elimination, and later her PhD describing the epidemiology of malaria and threats to achieving elimination. Her primary research interest has been in malaria transmission dynamics, specifically in areas transitioning from malaria endemicity to approaching malaria control. Through this work, she has integrated traditional epidemiologic methods with molecular sciences, and spatial analyses and GIS. She also worked on U.S. studies to detect spatial hotspots of obesity, and other adverse health outcomes using large, national datasets, and done analyses to investigate factors associated with these spatial hotspots.

Stacy Woods, PhD

Stacy Woods (MPH '10, PhD '16) is a staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a leading environmental not-for-profit organization. Stacy serves as NRDC’s in-house expert and scientific resource in analytical design, statistical analysis, GIS and data visualization to support NRDC’s environmental research, advocacy and litigation. Her own research employs spatial statistics to analyze diverse environmental health issues, from air pollution in the northeastern U.S. to pesticide runoff in Florida. Prior to joining NRDC, Stacy worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and she was a Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Stacy holds a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences and a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a Brown Scholar in Community Health. She is based in Washington, DC.

 

Chloe Wynn

Chloe Wynn, BS

Chloe received her Bachelors of Science in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University Honors College in December 2018. She completed an internship with the Spatial Science Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the summer of 2018. As her first internship in the field, she learned more about cleaning and integrating databases and using ArcGIS more proficiently. She received valuable insight about the value of spatial analysis in exploring and solving current public health problems. She also worked in the Writing Center at Towson University during her undergraduate career where she learned the importance of clear and concise written communication. She hopes to receive higher education and further explore environmental conservation as well as environmental health.