Jessica Rothman

Jessica Rothman, M.S.

Statistician | 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
Email: [email protected] | Google Scholar

BS in Public Health, Statistics – American University
MS in Biostatistics – Yale University

My initial interest in public health started in high school when I fell ill with H1N1. This inspired me to do a research paper on the 1918 pandemic where I became fascinated with the causes, prevention, and spread of infectious diseases. In undergrad at American University, I merged my interest in public health with statistics by double-majoring, and did research at Harvard Medical School, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Cancer Institute, where I discovered my love for spatial statistics and infectious disease epidemiology. My research interests and career goals are to develop improved spatial statistical and small area estimation models and disease maps to better predict infection rates and the distribution of infectious diseases focusing on alleviating the complex health problems that devastate our world’s populations. When I’m not coding, I enjoy hanging with my dog, Daisy, cooking and trying out recipes, reading, and exploring new breweries.