Mentoring Scientists

Young people reminded me tonight that we can all learn more about how to to seek, receive, and offer good mentorship. This is hard for scientists. Advice from Successful People and me LifeSci NYC held an inspiring STEM Career Panel tonight at the new Flatiron Health office in SoHo. I chatted with LifeSci student interns and heard how … Continue reading Mentoring Scientists

Roundup: tips and tricks to efficiently keep up with the evolving field of health economics

Serving as a teaching assistant for the University of Washington’s online certificate program in Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), each quarter students asked us how to keep up with the constantly changing field after the course series ends. Here is a compilation of the ways that I try to efficiently monitor new research and stay … Continue reading Roundup: tips and tricks to efficiently keep up with the evolving field of health economics

Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution among states

While preparing a review for the journal Current HIV/AIDS Reports, I uncovered some interesting longitudinal trends in the care cascade and heterogeneity in the progress of US states. The following visualizations describe CDC HIV surveillance data from 2010-2014. They didn’t make the cut for our review paper, and they are too beautiful and interesting to … Continue reading Progress in viral suppression shifts distribution among states


On Thursday, May 3, 2018, I defended my doctoral dissertation research in The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute at the University of Washington and became a doctor. Mathematical Models Interrogation The priviledge to ask and answer my own scientific questions was only possible because of the dedicated professors and mentors who gifted … Continue reading Defended

BBC Interview

On Tuesday, April 17, the journal Nature Scientific Reports published our paper “Projected effectiveness and added value of HIV vaccination campaigns in South Africa: A modeling study.” A few hours later, a reporter from BBC World Service reached out to discuss the the results of our study. Live Interview You can listen to this clip with … Continue reading BBC Interview

Doctoral Dissertation Defense

An Invitation Please join us at my doctoral dissertation defense titled “Mathematical Models to Evaluate the Clinical and Economic Impact of Biomedical HIV Prevention Strategies in the United States” at 12:30 pm on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Data Science Studio on the 6th floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower at the University of Washington … Continue reading Doctoral Dissertation Defense