Research Group

  • Research: Epidemiological and economic modeling of infectious diseases
  • Sachi Jain    View Gloria Kang's LinkedIn profile       
    • BS (Economics) Student
  • Research: Allocative efficiency analysis of HIV programs
  • Gloria Kang    View Gloria Kang's LinkedIn profile
    • PhD (Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences) Student
  • PhD Research: Computational modeling of infectious diseases: Influenza and brucellosis
  • MPH Capstone: Epidemiological modeling of bovine brucellosis control and prevention strategies for India
    • MPH graduation: Spring 2015
  • Natalie Popsuy    View Gloria Kang's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease & Public Health Education) Student
  • Capstone: Economic evaluation of tuberculosis interventions for homeless population: Systematic review

Prospective Students
  • Undergraduate or graduate students with research interests in 
    • infectious disease system dynamics
    • public health systems research 
    • related topics
  • Click here for information on PhD graduate research assistantship.

Graduated Students
  • Danielle Short
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) / MS (Geography)
  • MPH Capstone: Spatial diffusion of the 1918-1919 Spanish influenza through the World War I military camps in the United States
  • Nargesalsadat Dorratoltaj    View Nargesalsadat Dorratoltaj's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) / PhD (Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences)
  • PhD Dissertation: Immunological, epidemiological, and economic modeling of HIV, influenza, and fungal meningitis 
    • PhD graduation: Summer 2016
  • MPH Capstone: Economic evaluation of fungal meningitis response in New River Valley
    • MPH graduation: Spring 2014
  • Wesley Dempsey    View Wesley Dempsey's LinkedIn profile    
    • MPH (Infectious Disease & Public Health Education)
  • Capstone: Organization, financing, and delivery of a mobile integrated healthcare chronic disease prevention program in the United States
    • Graduation: Spring 2016
  •  Frances Roldan    View Frances Roldan's LinkedIn profile    
    • MPH (Infectious Disease & Public Health Education)
  • Capstone: Economic evaluation of expedited partner therapy compared with standard partner referral for the treatment and control of chlamydia trachomatis and neisseria gonorrhoeae in Virginia
    • Graduation: Spring 2016
  •  Crista Watson        
    • BS (Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise)
  • Research: Epidemiological transitions in maternal and child health in Peru: 1990-2013
    • Graduation: Spring 2016
  • Shravanti Suresh    View Shravanti Krishna S's LinkedIn profile
    • B.Tech. (Biotechnology)Rajalakshmi Engineering College, India
    • Khorana Scholar
    • Research: Evolution of antigens in human influenza viruses
      • Visiting Student: Summer 2015
  •  Adria Allen    View Adria Allen's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease)
  • Capstone: Comparative effectiveness of enhanced recovery after surgery protocol and prehabilitation protocol
    • Graduation: Spring 2015
  •  Jordan Craddock    
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) 
  • Capstone: Knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions of 1st and 4th-year medical and veterinary students concerning antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship
    • Graduation: Spring 2015
  • Rachel Culp    View Rachel Culp's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease)
  • Capstone: Effect of BCG vaccination on the risk of tuberculosis infection and disease among household contacts in India
    • Graduation: Spring 2015
  •  Nan Haugan    View Nan Haugan's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease)
  • Capstone: Prioritization of sexually transmitted infection prevention programs in Virginia
    • Graduation: Spring 2015
  •  Natalie Calcagni    View Natalie Calcagni's LinkedIn profile    
    • BS (Biological Sciences) Student
  • Research: Epidemiological modeling of pertussis vaccine
    • 2013-2014
    • Graduation: Fall 2015
  • Bradley Howard    View Bradley Howard's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) / PhD (Biological Sciences) 
  • MPH Capstone: Immunoepidemiological modeling of hospital-acquired clostridium difficile infection
    • Graduation: Spring 2014
  • Jennifer Samuels    View Jennifer Samuels's LinkedIn profile
    • BS (Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise) 

  • Research: Epidemiological modeling of tuberculosis
    • Graduation: Spring 2014
  • Davina Campbell    View Davina Campbell's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) 
  • Capstone: Systematic review of IncA/C plasmids associated antibiotic resistance
    • Graduation: Fall 2013
  • Karina Platt    
    • MPH (Infectious Disease)
  • Capstone: Cost-effectiveness analysis of public health response to pertussis outbreak in New River Valley
    • Graduation: Fall 2013
  • Carrie Walker    View Carrie Walker's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) 
  • Capstone: Occurrence and spread of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli in Western Europe from 1998-2011
    • Graduation: Fall 2013
  • Jose Jimenez    View Jose Jimenez's LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) / PhD (Industrial and Systems Engineering) 
  • MPH Capstone: Utilizing statistical process control tools and highly-detailed simulation for biosurveillance in intensive care units to control healthcare associated infections 
    • Graduation: Summer 2013
  • Pyrros Telionis    View Pyrros Telionis' LinkedIn profile
    • MPH (Infectious Disease) 
  • Capstone: Geographic distribution and risk factors of hepatitis C in New River Valley
    • Graduation: Summer 2013