Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases
Dana is the Vector-borne Disease Program Manager within the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases overseeing Dr. Ross Boyce’s research projects both within North Carolina and overseas in Uganda. She is a proud graduate of Western Carolina University where she received Bachelor of Science degrees in Environmental Health and Environmental Science. She continued her studies at the University of South Florida where she received a Master of Public Health in Global Communicable Disease. Through USF, she traveled to Uganda where she conducted baseline research mapping larval anopheline mosquito habitats in a rural agricultural area. Dana became employed with the Florida Department of Health in 2015 where she served as an environmental health specialist in the Tampa Bay area for three years and as the Tick-borne Disease and Assistant Arbovirus Surveillance Coordinator with the Bureau of Epidemiology for three years. Several of her abstracts have been selected for presentation at the CSTE annual conference. Dana is excited to be part of the IDEEL team and ecstatic to be back in the Triangle where she can finally get vinegar on her BBQ again.