Training Program Program:
STAR PREP Post Baccalaureate Program
Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH
Brief Summary of Research Project:
I study the epidemiology of asymptomatic and symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in Malawi. My research focuses on the association between the number of distinct parasite clones in a given infection (multiplicity of infection) and clinical malaria disease. My research contributes to understanding parasite population diversity in Malawi and how multiplicity of infection could be used to evaluate the impact of malaria control efforts.
BS Biological Sciences and BA Human Rights, Southern Methodist University – Dallas, TX
Achievements and Honors:
- DC Public Health Case Challenge Grand Prize
- Phi Beta Kappa
- SMU Human Rights Fellowship
I am from the suburbs of Philadelphia. I enjoy walking my dog Bella, cooking, and traveling. This upcoming fall I will be matriculating into the University of Minnesota Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD). I hope to pursue clinical epidemiology research and become a physician that serves vulnerable populations.