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PhD Student

Department of Epidemiology

Griffin is a PhD student in infectious disease epidemiology, focused on global public health. He has an MS in biostatistics and experience working with geospatial data. Griffin’s dissertation project (advised by Dr. Kimberly Powers) will employ geospatial methods, phylogenetic methods, and mathematical modeling to describe the characteristics of HIV transmission during acute HIV infection in Malawi. He also works with IDEEL members Dr. Michael Emch and Dr. Jeffrey Bailey in Gabon, Ghana, and Malawi to uncover ecologic and genetic drivers of heterogeneity in the efficacy of the first vaccine (RTS,S) against malaria to undergo pilot implementation.

His other interests include reading/watching/writing(?) science fiction, backpacking, and attempting to learn to play the banjo.