Alyssa GodfreyStudent | United States
MSc Control of Infectious DiseasesContact Alyssa Godfrey
I graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2018 with an MA (Hons) International Relations and Mathematics. I then went on to complete the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program at Johns Hopkins University in 2019.
I have professional experience as an intern at the American Foreign Service Association and a virtual intern for USAID’s Health and Research Program. I also have clinical experience as a research assistant involved in sickle cell research at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Research interests or career goals
I intend to pursue a career in medicine after my masters at LSHTM, and am particularly interested in pediatrics and infectious diseases. I hope to combine a medical career with clinical research related to new therapies, vaccines, susceptibility to infectious diseases, and improved diagnostic tests. I also would like to be involved in increasing access and quality of healthcare in resource-poor settings.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
I chose the MSc Control of Infectious Diseases at LSHTM because of its comprehensive approach to global health. I wanted to pursue a degree that would not only give me a solid foundation in the biological aspects of infectious diseases, but would also equip me with the necessary statistical, epidemiological, and public health tools to make an impact in this field. I was also attracted to this particular degree because of its unique opportunity to partake in a research project overseas.