Elizabeth ZhangStudent | United States
MSc EpidemiologyContact Elizabeth Zhang
I studied for a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, during which I also engaged in global health disparities. After graduating, I assisted in nutrition policy evaluation at a developmental aid consulting firm in Delhi, India, in addition to conducting research on emerging infectious disease in the context of climate change at the National Institutes of Health in the United States.
Research interests or career goals
I am interested in developing spatiotemporal risk models for infectious disease incorporating different climate change scenarios. I am also interested in ways microbes modulate immune systems to mediate different non-communicable disease. Given my passion for improving people’s health on a macro- and a micro-level, I plan to pursue a joint medical and research degree in Epidemiology after my MSc in order to practice medicine and outbreak response in the field.
Why I chose LSHTM/my course
LSHTM delivers a world class education in epidemiology and public health not only because of the extensive expertise present in the faculty, but also because the work done at the institution has historically set the standard for epidemiological practice. From the conversations I had with LSHTM alumni and global health mentors, I knew that the MSc Epidemiology would give me the knowledge, skills, and reputable platform to succeed professionally.