I am a statistical geneticist and genetic epidemiologist whose research focuses on method development for diverse populations, as well as elucidating genetic susceptibility to infectious disease and vaccine response and host-pathogen co-evolution. My current research focuses on leveraging the complex ancestry of large-scale admixed populations, instead of overcoming it, for disease mapping. I was recently the chief analyst in a collaboration with an international team of academics and Illumina, Inc. to develop the GWAS scaffold on the Multi-Ethnic Genotyping Array (MEGA) products and the Global Screening Array (GSA). I am currently a postdoctoral fellow within the Department of Genetics at Stanford University with Dr. Carlos D. Bustamante. I start a new position as Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health this summer!