Chloee Henley, BS
MPH Student (Epidemiology), she/her

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2021 with a B.S. in both Medical Anthropology and Global Health as well as Human Evolutionary Biology. During my undergraduate studies, I conducted research at Seattle Children’s on health disparities in acute urology outcomes among children living in urban and rural communities. This increased my desire to work with health disparities within special populations and led to an interest in public health. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I took on a role in the public health space and worked as an epidemiology and emergency response intern at my local health jurisdiction. As a member of the Incident Command Team, I focused on special populations affected by COVID-19, largely migrant workers in Central Washington. My research interests include infectious disease, immunology, and health disparities among special populations. I am working with Dr. Huels on my applied practice experience, looking at the effects of COVID-19 infection and ongoing immunization response in people with Down Syndrome.

E-mail: chloee.henley@emory.edu

Yiyang Mei, BA
JD/MPH Student (Epidemiology), she/her

I’m a third-year JD/MPH student in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health and School of Law. Before coming to Emory, I received my BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College. During my time at Emory, I worked as a legal intern at CDC’s public health law program, and as summer injury research fellow at Georgia Department of Public Health. Currently, I’m working with Dr. Huels on a project exploring the potential mediation effects of high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and depression on the joint effects of air pollution and neighborhood socioeconomic status on cognitive decline using data from Emory Healthy Aging Study. I’m interested in environmental and social epidemiology. In my free time, I enjoy hiking.  

E-mail: yiyang.mei@emory.edu

Lindsay Pett, BA
MSPH Student (Epidemiology), she/her

I graduated from the University of Richmond in 2021 with a B.A. in Healthcare Studies and Leadership Studies and a minor in Biology. During my time as an undergraduate, I became very interested in how data analytics can be used to help solve public health and environmental problems. I currently work as a healthcare analytics intern with a healthcare consulting company, where I have become passionate about improving patient outcomes on a large scale. I am now a second year MSPH student working with Dr. Huels on my thesis project. My thesis will investigate whether there is an association between neighborhood deprivation, DNA methylation, and neuropathology as ascertained from brain tissue. 

E-mail: lindsay.pett@emory.edu

Terry Zhou, BA, BS
MPH Student (Epidemiology), she/her

I am a first-year MPH Epidemiology student pursuing a certificate in Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology. I graduated from the University of Rochester in 2022 with a B.S. in Computational Biology and a B.A in Statistics with a minor in Health, Behavior, and Society. As an undergraduate, I conducted research at the University of Rochester Medical Center on the formation of defective viral genomes in the SARS-CoV-2 virus. I am interested in applying statistics and computational tools to genetic epidemiology. Currently, I am a REAL student working with Dr. Huels on a project exploring multi-omics data to study the effects of air pollution on neuropathology.

E-mail: terry.zhou@emory.edu

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