Lauren is a senior biotechnology student who is passionate about vector-borne disease transmission dynamics and coffee. Her research interests include ecological and environmental drivers affecting disease transmission and maternal and child health studies. When she is not working to master her R, Stata, python, Arc Map and GIS skills, Lauren spends time volunteering at the local hospital, training for a marathon, and watching The Office. Connect with Lauren on Linkedin.
Lauren is a junior public health and neuroscience student, who plans to dedicate her life to helping others by pursuing a career in public or global health. Lauren's passion for public health has led to her interest in research working to improve indoor residual spray intervention efforts for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as research studying the impact of community sanitation on neonatal and infant mortality. Outside the lab, Lauren keeps herself busy by being a resident advisor, working as a Volunteer Coordinator for Camp Kesem Syracuse and the Special Events Coordinator for the Society for Public Health Education, and volunteering at a local hospital.
Ryan Patel is a sophomore biology student in the College of Arts and Sciences who plans on attending medical school post-graduation. His interests in public health have led him to work on research involving best practices for spraying houses with insecticide to prevent the spread of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. His current projects include mastering Stata, mentoring first-generation STEM students in the STEM Residential College, volunteering at three Syracuse hospitals, and fundraising for Camp Kesem, a group that provides a free summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.
Terynn Young is a member of Syracuse University’s honors class of 2020. She is currently studying public health in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. After completion of her undergraduate studies, she plans on eventually earning a Ph.D. in Public Health. Ideally, she would like to become an epidemiologist working for the CDC. Terynn has recently become involved with research concerning rooftops and Ae. aegypti risk. Locally, she helps to improve public health on campus by being an active member of the Society of Public Health Education.
Rim is a senior public health and biology student, originally from Yemen, who plans to attend medical school post-graduation. Ideally she would like to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Her interests in public health have led her to work on research about sanitation in schools in Southern Province, Zambia. Rim spends time volunteering at the local hospital and as an emergency medical technician (EMT).