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MD/PhD Student

Department of Epidemiology


Ruthly is an MD/PhD student at the UNC School of Medicine pursing a PhD in Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She earned her B.S. in Biology with a minor in Mathematics from Suffolk University, and her M.S.P.H. in International Health (Global Disease Epidemiology and Control) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research during and after her master’s degree focused on the molecular epidemiology of pediatric enteric infections in low- and middle-income countries. She plans to investigate malaria entomology and molecular and spatial epidemiology in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Parr.