Lindsay Bouton is a Williams College graduate and former high school biology teacher now beginning a career in public health. She is a master's student in the Global Health and Population department at Harvard School of Public Health, and is completing an interdisciplinary concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
Emily Chan, MSc joined the HealthMap team after completing her studies in epidemiology with the Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group at McGill University in Montreal, Canada where she worked with time series modeling of influenza epidemics using data from large healthcare databases.
Vina Chhaya, MPH is a recent graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health and joins the HealthMap team as a researcher and implementer. She is focusing on novel forms of disease surveillance using mobile health technology and crowdsourcing techniques. With an background in epidemiology and an interest in infectious diseases, Vina hopes to leverage ongoing data collection from unconventional sources to potentially develop early warning and detection systems for disease outbreaks.
Tenzin Choden joins the HealthMap team as a bioinformatics intern through the Harvard-MIT Bioinformatics and Genomics Institute program. She recently graduated with a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia, and hopes to go to medical school and pursue a fellowship in infectious diseases.
Anne Gatewood Hoen, PhD is a Research Fellow at CHIP and Harvard Medical School where her research aims to understand the emergence and spread of infectious diseases using statistical modeling and informatics approaches. Her current work focuses on modeling the timing and spread of influenza to estimate the effects of interventions. She earned her PhD from Yale University where she studied the evolutionary ecology of vector-borne zoonoses.
Rebecca Gluskin, MSc, PhD is a Consulting Data Scientist at HealthMap.org and Boston Children’s Hospital working on dengue and climate change analysis. She is a CDC/CSTE Applied Public Health Informatics Fellow at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rebecca received a PhD in epidemiology and an MSc in toxicology from New York University.
Mikaela Keller, PhD is a computer scientist specialized in statistical machine learning. She has worked particularly in developing approaches to enrich text representations by incorporating knowledge gained across large unlabeled textual data sets. Before joining CHIP as a Research Fellow, she was a PhD candidate at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, as well as a Research Assistant at IDIAP Research Institute.
Juhee Kim joined Healthmap in 2011 as the Korean feed developer and curator. She focused on redesigning housing infrastructure in rural Hondura and Ecuador to reduce infectious disease prevalence while obtaining her BA in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She is an avid traveler and interested in how cultural, economical, and societal infrastructures play a role in disease outcomes as she pursues MPH at Boston University School of Public Health.
She received her veterinary degree from Cornell University and MPH in Global Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Her interests are in zoonotic diseases, veterinary public health, and education. She is currently assisting with the USAID Predict Project for HealthMap.
Katelynn O'Brien is a web developer and graphic designer who brings over 10 years of experience in interface design and front-end web development to the HealthMap team.
Dalia Shash received her Master's degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Konstanz, Germany and is currently studying Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is working on improving the arabic feed at HealthMap.
Laura Vaughan graduated from the University of Minnesota with degrees in Biology and Geography, and is now a Master's student in the Global Health department at the Harvard School of Public Health. She became interested in public health after studying in Botswana, and hopes to make it back to Africa soon. In the future, Laura plans to pursue a PhD in Geography.
Oktawia Wójcik, PhD is a Research Fellow at HealthMap and Harvard Medical School with a background in epidemiology. Prior to her work on HealthMap, Oktawia received her graduate degree from New York University and completed the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control sponsored European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Oktawia¹s experience includes outbreak investigations, infectious disease surveillance and public health research.
Qingyu Yuan is from the University of Chinese Academy of Science, majoring in management science and engineering. Currently, he is a visiting scholar for the Informatics Program at Children’s hospital. He is interested in the development of methods and applications in public health informatics.