Jessica Preslar

U.S. Scholar, VECD 2017-2018

Home Institution: Emory University
Fellowship Site: CDC Sierra Leone
Research Topic: Under-five mortality

Ms. Preslar will spend her fellowship year at CDC Sierra Leone in Makeni under the mentorship of Robert Breiman, MD and Reinhard Kaiser, MD. Her research will focus on underfive mortality with the Child Health and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) Network.

Ms. Preslar is a fourth year MD/PhD student at Emory University. She is interested in maternal and child health, particularly social factors that influence them. Her dissertation research will focus on the incorporation of social determinants into maternal and child mortality surveillance systems. She hopes to have a career combining clinical practice and public health research in the future.