I am an epidemiologist, modeler, and multidisciplinary data scientist with experience in microbiome science, microbiology, antibiotic resistance, statistics, computing, and mathematical modeling. I have developed skill sets in facilitation, technical communication, and project management.
I am a part-time research analyst in the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Resilience in the Institute for Public Research at CNA. CNA is a nonprofit research institute that provides objective analysis to federal, state, and local government.
My main research interests are antimicrobial resistance and microbiome science.
I was previously Scientific Director at OpenBiome, a non-profit stool bank based in Boston. OpenBiome provides material for fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) for use in treating C. difficile infection and for research.
I did my postdoctoral training with Yonatan Grad at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, where I focused on antimicrobial resistance, and my PhD with Eric Alm at MIT, where I worked in environmental microbiology, human microbiome science, and clinical trial design.
At MIT, I was a founding member of MIT’s Biological Engineering Communciation Lab, where I co-led the development of the first CommKit, a guide to communication tasks designed by scientists for scientists. I was also a founding member of the MIT Biological Engineering REFS, a peer-to-peer conflict management and mentoring program, and a Diversity Chair on the department’s graduate student board. During my postdoc I served as the President of the Harvard Chan Postdoc Association and served on the School’s Committee for Diversity and Inclusion.
I’m interested in how to optimally deliver technical information. I like the idea of using rules for games as a test case, but this is far from optimized.
I produced this list of Modern Greek vocabulary that might be useful to learners.