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Lab Members


Affiliated Faculty


  • Risako Niwa, B.S. Gender, Mental Health, and the COVID-19 pandemic: An analytical cross- sectional study
  • Niki Eckert, Sexual orientation, gender identity, and COVID-19 vaccine skepticism: A global assessment
  • Michelle Koplitz, Translational Biomedical Science PhD Program
  • Desarey Morales Vasquez, Identification of Therapeutics for Public Health Emergent Viruses: Zika virus (ZIKV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Saloni Sharma, Associations between Parkinson’s Disease and metabolic syndrome, University of Rochester

Recent Lab Graduates

  • Jack Chang, Ph.D., EHR-based computational phenotyping in multiple sclerosis incorporating natural language processing and machine learning
  • Bianca Flores, PREP Trainee
  • Gersandre Gonsalves-Domond, Brown University
  • Clare Lennon, M.D., OB/GYN Resident
  • Nancy Cardona-Cordero Dr.PH., Post-doctoral trainee
  • Davy Ran, M.S., M.P.H., M.D. Student
  • Lorne Farovitch, Ph.D., Using a Medical Ecological Approach to Assess Tick-borne Disease (TBD) in Tropical and Non-Tropical Environments, University of Rochester
  • Wyatte Hall, Ph.D., Post-doctoral trainee
  • Tiffany Panko, M.D., M.P.H., Post-doctoral trainee
  • José Pérez Ramos, Ph.D., Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and the Generation of Collective Action in Health: A Mixed Methods mHealth Intervention in the Latin American and Caribbean Ecological Context
  • Katherine Rieth, M.D., M.P.H., Dental health utilization in Palau: feasibility of an oral cancer screening program
  • Shazia Siddiqi, M.D., M.P.H., Post-doctoral trainee
  • Denisse Vega-Ocasio, Ph.D., Applying the Medical Ecological Framework to Assess Flavivirus-HIV Co-Infection in Marginalized, Affected Communities of Puerto Rico: A Mixed Method Integrated Approach, University of Rochester

Research Staff

  • Ivelisse Rivera, M.D.
  • Lisette Alcantara M.D., M.S.
  • Oksana Babiy
  • Connor DeAndrea-Lazarus
  • Gail Figgins
  • Jahron Marriott, M.S.
  • Hannah Murphy, Ph.D.
  • Zahira Quiñones Tavares, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
  • Patricia Schneider
  • Jie Zhang
  • Xiaoxuan Zhan

Research Administration

  • Amanda Augustin, M.S.
  • Melissa Napolitano, M.S.