Rebecca Earnest

Rebecca Earnest, M.P.H.

PhD Pre-Candidate | 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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BA in Economics – University of Pennsylvania
MPH in Epidemiology – Johns Hopkins University

Upon graduating with a degree in Economics, I started my career in healthcare consulting. Throughout this process, I realized I was more excited by the work being done by the scientists at the institutions than the business, and decided to hang up my consulting hat and go to graduate school. After receiving my MPH, I worked with the Prevention Policy Modeling Lab at Harvard University where I modeled transmission dynamics of sexually transmitted infections and the potential impact of control policies. I’m primarily interested in zoonotic and vector-borne pathogen emergence and outbreak dynamics using spatial/GIS, genomic, transmission modeling, and traditional epidemiological approaches to inform surveillance strategies. Outside of the lab, I love dance (tango and bellydance are personal favorites), hiking, making cocktails, coddling my excessive number of houseplants, and lazing around with my cat, Don Vincenzo, and my husband, José.