Home Institution: Johns Hopkins University/ Duke University
Fellowship Site: Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: Capturing nomadic mobility and its impact on disease transmission
Dr. Meredith will spend her fellowship year at Moi University in Eldoret under the mentorship of Wendy O'Meara, PhD, Amy Wesolowski, PhD and Andrew Obala, PhD. Her research will focus on nomadic mobility, both comparing different methods for quantifying it and determining its impact on disease transmission. Dr. Meredith received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and spent a year of research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Whitaker International Fellow. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public health where her research focuses on human mobility and its role in disease transmission. Dr. Meredith's long-term goal is to study the impact of human mobility on the spread of drug resistant microbes through a combination of modeling, lab work, and clinical fieldwork to develop surveillance programs that quantify the prevalence and spread of microbes and their corresponding drug resistance levels in hospitals Hannah MEREDITH, PhD and communities.