Aliza AliStudent | United States
MSc Control of Infectious DiseasesContact Aliza Ali
I have a B. S. in Public Health from Tulane University. While at Tulane, I spent a summer as a research assistant for Chagas Disease at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in the Centro de Investigaciones Regionales in Merida, Mexico. I continued research at Tulane, mainly focusing on diagnostic methods including PCR, Western Blot, and DNA Extraction. I have also had experience with the relationship between nutrition and resilience. I assisted one a brief for USAID demonstrating nutritional interventions and their impact/ resilience capacity.
Research interests or career goals
I am interested in working with Neglected Tropical Diseases and the coordination and implementation of large scale disease control interventions. I would also like to use my epidemiology and statistics skills to analyze and evaluate these interventions. Eventually, I hope to work as a project manager for these interventions.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
I chose to study at LSHTM not only for the reputation in the field of Global Health, but also the plethora of resources and network available. LSHTM offers its students a number of opportunities and constantly has supplementary events that are very useful for students. The MSc Control of Infectious Diseases provides a breadth of knowledge as well as the practical skills needed for a career in Global Health. Not only are the modules of great use, but the overseas research project integrated into the program provides a real-world experience that will be extremely useful when applying to jobs later on.