EpiModel Research Lab @ Emory University
The EpiModel Research Lab at Emory University is comprised of graduate students, staff, and post-doctoral fellows dedicated to the development and application of advanced methods in infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and network science to understand critical public health problems.
Adrien Le Guillou
Adrien Le Guillou, MD is a French epidemiologist and former post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He received his MD in 2019 from the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne where his work focused on the impact the Treatment as Prevention (TasP) for HIV had on the French population. He is currently working with the EpiModel Research Lab as a contributor to the EpiModel software package and as investigator on its research applications. His research interests are the application of causal reasonning and mathematical modeling to explore the epidemiology of HIV and viral hepatitis.
Christina is a PhD student in Epidemiology at Emory University. As a research assistant in the EpiModel lab, she has conducted analyses on geographic disparities in STI screening among men who have sex with men using PrEP and comparisons of measurement methods for momentary network degree. Her research interests include HIV prevention research, the use of mathematical modeling in implementation science, and the intersection of HIV and aging and mental health.
Udodirim is a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University and is interested in research focused on infectious disease prevention, health service delivery, and utilization and health outcomes evaluation. She is exploring the impact of index and partner network modifications in HIV partner services on HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men. She has worked as an Epidemiologist with the state and local health departments supporting TB and STI prevention efforts in homeless and sexual minority population. She has an MBBS degree in medicine from the University of Nigeria and an MPH in Global Epidemiology from Emory University. She is co-advised in her PhD by Dr. Allison Chamberlain.
Jonathan is a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology, and a dual MD-PhD student in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health , at Emory University. He received an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he attended as a Rotary Global Grant Scholar. While initially involved in cardiovascular disease epidemiology research, he grew more interested in social epidemiology and infectious disease epidemiology during his 3rd year of medical school training. Jonathan's current research focuses on mood and substance use disorders and their downstream effects on HIV transmission dynamics.
Enoch Chen is a PhD student in Epidemiology at Emory University. His research interests include understanding population-level impacts and cost-effectiveness of home-based PrEP interventions. He is also interested in applying machine learning to understand trends of PrEP use. Before coming to Emory, Enoch worked as an epidemiologist at the Atlanta VA hospital. Enoch received his MPH in Epidemiology from Emory University, and BS in Biology from Azusa Pacific University. His primary academic advisor is Aaron Siegler at Emory University.
Maria Garcia Quesada
Maria Garcia Quesada is an Epidemiology PhD student interested in infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine impact research, and mathematical modeling. Her current research includes using EpiModel to estimate the potential impact of workplace interventions to slow SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Prior to Emory, Maria worked at the International Vaccine Access Center primarily researching the global impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Maria has a BS in Public Health and Neuroscience from Tulane University and a MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary academic advisor is Ben Lopman.
Zongbo Li is a PhD student in Health Services Research, Policy & Administration program at University of Minnesota. His research focuses on infectious diseases (COVID-19 pandemic and HIV) and substance use. He is interested in applying simulation models and cost-effectiveness analysis to investigate optimal prevention and treatment strategies for these diseases. He has an MPH degree in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health, and BS in Laboratory Medicine and BA in Economics at Peking University. His primary advisor is Dr. Eva Enns at the University of Minnesota.
Karina is a second-year MSPH student in Epidemiology at Emory University and a research assistant in the EpiModel lab. Her research interests include the applications of mathematical models to COVID-19 and HIV prevention. She has a BS in applied mathematics from Northwestern University and previously worked for Deloitte Consulting.
Ben is an MPH student in epidemiology at Emory University. His interests include epidemic and economic modeling of HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and respiratory diseases and associated interventions for each. He is currently a research assistant in the EpiModel Research Lab, working on a monkeypox epidemic model and the beginning stages of the STIRRUP study to model the impact of PrEP on the spread of STIs and the cost-effectiveness of interventions.
Isaac is a second-year student in the Global Epidemiology MPH program at Emory University and a graduate research assistant in the EpiModel lab. Prior to the start of his master's program, Isaac majored in microbiology at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where he developed a strong interest in infectious diseases. His current research interests include infectious disease modeling for global and underserved populations.
The EpiModel Research Lab maintains many collaborations with academic faculty at Emory University and across the world. Here are some of our primary faculty collaborators across primary infectious disease modeling research projects.
- Benjamin Lopman. Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Kristin Nelson. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Allison Chamberlain. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Anne Spaulding. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Patrick Sullivan. Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Aaron Siegler. Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
- Jeb Jones. Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology.
Georgia State University
- Kevin Maloney. Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health Sciences.
University of Washington
- Steven Goodreau. Professor, Department of Anthropology.
- Martina Morris. Professor Emerita, Departments of Sociology and Statistics.
University of Minnesota
- Eva Enns. Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management.
Harvard Medical School
- Julia Marcus. Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine.
- Michelle Birkett. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences.
- Patrick Janulis. Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Social Sciences.
Emory Research Lab Alumni
These past graduate students at Emory University have worked with the EpiModel Research Lab as research assistants and/or mentees for MPH theses and PhD dissertations.
- Jeb Jones, PhD (2016-17)
- Romana Fetherolf, MPH (2016-17)
- Johana Bardales, PhD (2016-18)
- Maraia Tremarelli, MPH (2016-18)
- Kristin Nelson, PhD (2016-18)
- Kevin Weiss, MPH (2016-19)
- Kyndall White, MPH (2017-18)
- Bonnie Gale, MPH (2017-18)
- Caleb Ebert, MPH (2017-18)
- Stephen Uong, MPH (2017-18)
- Pragati Prasad, MPH (2017-19)
- Ramya Ramaraju, MPH (2018-19)
- Yuan Zhao, MPH (2018-19)
- Connor Van Meter, MPH (2018-20)
- Jordan Johnson (2019-20)
- Shiyun Qin (2020-21)
- Kathryn Krupinsky (2020-22)
- Kristin Harrington (2020-22)