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TIDE T-32 Presentations

April 12 @ 9:15 am - 10:00 am


The following fellows in the Training in Infectious Disease Technology (TIDE) T-32 Program will present their projects during the Friday Conference Series.

Diana Zychowski, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary research focus is on the intersection of tick-borne infections, public health surveillance, and population health sciences.

Nicole Kelly, MPH, is an Epidemiology PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. She received an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UC Berkeley and her BA from UNC Chapel Hill. Nicole’s research focuses on quantifying and mitigating structural barriers to HIV prevention among youth. Specifically, she is interested in evaluating how structural forms of stigma, such as discriminatory anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, impact HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis use among youth in the United States.

Karen Diepstra is an Epidemiology PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. She completed a BS in Biology from Texas A&M University in 2011 and an MPH in Epidemiology/Biostatistics from UC Berkeley in 2015. She was a CSTE/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellow with the HIV Surveillance Unit at the Virginia Department of Health from 2015 to 2017. Her dissertation work is at the intersection of HIV care, reproductive health, and pharmacoepidemiology and uses data from the Family Planning and Antiretroviral Therapy (FP-ART) cohort study.

Kelly Carey-Ewend is an MD-PhD candidate who matriculated to UNC Chapel Hill to study infectious disease epidemiology after completing his BS in biology at Brown University in 2019. He works in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Laboratory under Drs. Jessica Lin and Jonathan Juliano where his research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. He will be presenting his findings on the population genomics of Plasmodium ovale (a neglected malaria parasite) across the subcontinent.

Leah Sadinski is an Epidemiology PhD candidate at UNC Chapel Hill. She received her bachelor of science in public health from the Ohio State University in 2018 and master of science in public health from UNC Chapel Hill in 2021. Her research interests include applying modern epidemiologic methods to observational data to understand the intersection of HIV and aging, particularly cardiovascular disease. She will present findings from her first dissertation aim, which explores blood pressure trajectories and all-cause mortality in the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study.




April 12
9:15 am - 10:00 am
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