Trainees

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Ahlam abuawad

PhD student, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Ahlam's research focuses on assessing potential factors involved in arsenic methylation in Bangladeshi populations.


 


Craig Connolly

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, CU Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Craig is working with Dr. Bostick with the USGS Powell Center working group designed to integrate international and US based data to develop improved understanding of arsenic distribution and to better provide solutions to As contamination.


Meytal Chernoff

MD-PhD student, University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences

Meytal's research focuses on the trans-ethnic genetics of arsenic metabolism and the genetic regulation of arsenic metabolism across tissues.


Dayana Delgado

PhD candidate, University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences

Dayana’s research focuses on understanding the biological mechanisms underlying disparities in human disease and the roles of genetic and environmental factors in disease risk, particularly arsenic exposure.
 

Tyler Ellis

MS student, CU Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sustainability Science Program

Tyler is focusing on the development and deployment of field kits and citizen science initiatives to screen soil for hazardous levels of lead.
 


sarah inman

PhD student, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Sarah's research interests centre on how the big data revolution can assist in international development.


 

ATHENA NGHIEM

PhD candidate, Columbia University Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Athena is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Her research focuses on arsenic contamination in groundwater, investigating biogeochemical mechanisms responsible for arsenic release and in-situ iron based remediation strategies at US Superfund sites and abroad.


Anne E. nigra

PhD candidate, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Anne (Annie) is a 2018 KC Donnelly Externship awardee. Her research focuses on arsenic exposure in US drinking water, assessing spatial patterns, temporal trends, and related mortalities. Annie's publications.

 

Kevin Patterson

MPH student, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Kevin is a second year MPH student whose work focuses on environmental justice in American Indian and Native communities.


 

Roheeni Saxena

PhD candidate, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Roheeni's research focuses on the effects of nutritional deficiencies and arsenic exposures on cognitive outcomes in children and adolescents.

 



Jenni Shearston

PhD student, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 

Jenni's current research focuses on traffic related air pollution, pesticides, and gas stations. She is interested in environmental monitoring and surveillance, and environmental epidemiology. Jenni's publications.



Maya Spaur, PhD

PhD student, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 

Maya is examining the association between modeled groundwater arsenic concentrations, estimated by the US Geological Survey, with observed concentrations of arsenic measured in public drinking water supplies across the U.S.


lizeth tamayo

PhD student, University of Chicago Department of Public Health Sciences

Lizeth’s current research focuses on assessing the relationship between telomere length and genome-wide DNA methylation in arsenic exposed individuals, as well as evaluating research participants’ attitudes towards receiving their individual genetic susceptibility to arsenic exposure.


Joseph Yracheta

DrPH candidate, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Joseph is a Senior Researcher at Missouri Breaks Industries and Research. He participates remotely and in person in the seminars and annual meetings. He is committed to a career investigating environmental health problems and solutions in Native communities.


 

Alumni Trainees:

Maria Argos, PhD Zahid Aziz, PhD
Anne Bozack, PhD Felicia Castriota, PhD
Christine George, PhD Yu Chen, PhD
Saugata Datta, PhD Ratan Dhar, PhD
Sara Flanagan, DrPH Danella Hafeman, MD, PhD
Marni Hall, PhD Megan Hall, PhD (Post-doc)
Ezazul Haque, MS Kristin Harper, PhD (Post-doc)
Yi He, PhD Allan Horneman, PhD
Caitlin Howe, PhD Hun-Bok Jung, PhD
Alison Keimowitz, PhD Khalid Khan, DrPH
Mohammad Kibriya, MD (Post-doc) Peter Knappett, PhD (Post-doc)
Franziska Landes, PhD Stephanie Melkonian, PhD
Ivan Mihajlov, PhD Rajib Mozumder, PhD
Jessica Napolitano, PhD (Post-doc) Megan Niedzwiecki, PhD
Bethany O'Shea, PhD Faruque Parvez, DrPH
Gene Pesola, MD (Post-doc) Brandilyn Peters, PhD
Meridel Phillips, MS Brandon Pierce, PhD (Post-doc)
J. Richard Pilsner, PhD Martha Powers, PhD
Karrie Radloff, PhD Tiffany Sanchez, PhD
Molly Scannell Bryan, PhD Elizabeth Shoenfelt Troein, PhD
Miranda Spratlen, PhD Jing Sun, PhD
Beth Weinman, PhD Karen Wovkulich, PhD
Qiang Yang, PhD (Post-doc) Di Zhao