Kendall Billig

Kendall Billig, 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
Email: [email protected]

BSBS in Public Health – University of Michigan

I began my undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan as a nursing major, but my experience with clinical rotations helped me to develop a passion for the work still to be done at a population level. I soon stumbled my way into a love of public health with a new major to match, and an internship studying E. coli on the beaches of coastal Maine fostered my growing interest in infectious disease epidemiology. I am now completing an MPH in epidemiology of microbial diseases at YSPH. Here in the Grubaugh Lab, I am working on SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance projects both in Connecticut and in the Caribbean. I’m primarily interested in spatial and genomic epidemiology, particularly as they relate to applications for surveillance and outbreak investigation. Outside of the lab, you can find me gardening, playing cards, making a mess in the kitchen, or wandering around used bookstores.