I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division.

Research: Infectious disease transmission dynamics, HIV epidemiology, epidemiology of substance abuse, interaction between substance abuse and infectious diseases, policy modeling, cost-effectiveness evaluation.

Methodological interests: Causal inference under interference with a focus on contagion and network peer effects.

Education and background: I received my PhD degree in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases from Yale School of Public Health and completed my postdoctoral training at Yale Biostatistics.

I hold an MS degree in Mathematical Modeling in Social Sciences and a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from the National University of Kyiv, Ukraine. Prior to my PhD training, I worked as a strategic information expert at the National HIV and Tuberculosis control programs in Ukraine, and as a public health consultant in a variety of international settings.