Graduate Program in Life Sciences – PhD in Epidemiology and Human Genetics
Miriam Laufer, MD, MPH
Brief Summary of Research Project:
I study the epidemiology of malaria among infants in Malawi, with a focus on risk factors and potential long-term health outcomes resulting from repeated infection at a young age. This research will support improved diagnosis and treatment guidelines in this understudied population.
B.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2009
M.P.H. Epidemiology, The George Washington University, 2013
Achievements and Honors:
ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship, 2014-2016
I am originally from Portland, OR and have lived, studied or worked in Senegal, Uganda, Zambia, and Israel. Some of my hobbies include food (reading about it, cooking it, eating it), swing dancing, and volunteering at the Outbreak exhibit at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. I love to travel and enjoy researching the history and culture of wherever I am headed next. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!