Chaney Kalinich

Chaney Kalinich, B.S.

5-year BS/MPH Student | Yale School of Public Health | Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Laboratory of Epidemiology of Public Health (LEPH) | 60 College St. | New Haven, CT 06510
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BS in biochemistry – Yale University

Originally from Glen Ellyn, IL, a fascination with infectious diseases growing up led me to study biochemistry at Yale and perform research on the environmental epidemiology of leptospirosis as an undergrad. After an internship at the CDC in Puerto Rico in arboviral disease epidemiology, I became a virus nerd and haven’t gone back. In particular, my research interests at the Grubaugh Lab are in biochemical approaches to epidemiology, emerging infections, and infectious disease modeling. On a broader scale, I’m interested in translating bench research to applications in the field in order to reduce inequities in surveillance and outbreak response infrastructure. I’m in Yale’s 5-year BS/MPH program, currently completing a Masters in Public Health in epidemiology of microbial diseases with a concentration in public health modeling. When I’m not in the lab, you can catch me playing field hockey, reading (and occasionally writing), or traveling as often as I can.