Rebecca Brander, MPH

PhD Student


BranderRebecca received her MPH from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 2016 and is currently a PhD student in the department. She has a background in global health clinical programs from organizing and operating mobile medical clinics in the Caribbean and South America. During her time at the University of Washington, she has been involved with child health research in Kenya under the mentorship of Drs. Judd Walson, Patricia Pavlinac, and Grace John-Stewart. Her MPH thesis examined host and environmental risk factors for antibiotic resistance in enteric pathogens in Kenyan children. She has also served as a research assistant on a clinical trial of azithromycin for preventing post-discharge mortality in children in Western Kenya. Her current research interests include linear growth faltering following moderate-to-severe diarrhea in children under age 5, as well as methods for economic evaluation of child health interventions in resource limited settings.

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