Past Students - where are they now?
Erik graduates from Syracuse University May 2017 in Public Health and Neuroscience. He will be going to the University of Washington to pursue a Master's degree in Public Health. He spent part of a summer in Zambia working with Akros doing topology cleaning of official Zambia District Boundary file, including the geometry alignments and sliver elimination as well as data enumeration and buffer creation on national Malaria Spray projects. Erik interned with Knox County Health Department conducting an efficacy study of the IMPACT mapping package and is currently Interning with the Oak Ridge National Lab Office of Workforce development as an external evaluator of the SEPA and ITEST programs to better improve the recruitment of high school students into STEM fields.
Thomas Grisham, MPH
Thomas works as a program research specialist conducting HIV registry data cleaning activities, with a specific focus on de-duplcation of New York's HIV registry. He merges records when they contain information on the same person, and resolves cases where records are intertwined. He also works with other states to identify duplicate cases between states to give more accurate data to be used in program planning, program implementation and research.
Fang Wang, MS
Fang achieved her master's of science in nutrition and her thesis examined the sensitivity and specificity of nutrition screening tools to predict clinical outcomes among Chinese hospitalized gastro-intestinal patients. She is now living in Beijing, China receiving training in the internal medicine department of the Peking University Hospital and conducting research on gastrointestinal stromal tumors.