R for Epi Workshop

Instructor BIOS

Nick Brazeau is an MD/PhD student with the UNC School of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Nick uses epidemiological and statistical genetic methods to model and understand the spread of pathogen drug resistance. Nick has used R for over 5-years and loves all packages by Hadley Wickham and the R-Team for general use and package development.

Mike Dolan Fliss is a MPS/PhD candidate with the UNC Biomedical Informatics and Department of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, with a BS in computer science and a Masters of Social Work. Mike has worked in NC county and state public health since 2010. Mike has been using or teaching R for social, injury, environmental, and spatial epidemiology for 5 years, including opioid overdose, tobacco and alcohol retail environment, violent deaths, child maltreatment, industrial animal farms, disparities in policing, and public health informatics.

Sara Levintow, MSPH is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her doctoral research uses epidemiologic methods and mathematical modeling to study the psychological and behavioral determinants of HIV transmission and clinical outcomes. Sara is an instructor of UNC’s R for Epidemiologists course and has lectured on specialized applications of R for modeling of infectious disease.

Nat MacNell, MSPH is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and UNC Chapel Hill. His public health research has focused primarily on the environmental health impacts of industrialization. He has taught R in various venues for six years.

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