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Current Fellows in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch

Meet the fellows in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) and learn about their work.

  • Ilona Argirion Kabara, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Dr. Kabara, postdoctoral fellow in IIB, is working with Jill Koshiol, Ph.D., studying hepatobiliary cancer.

  • Francine S. Baker, M.S.

    Ms. Baker, postbaccalaureate fellow and iCURE scholar in LTG, explores the connection between Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection and IFNL4, and its relation to health disparity. Her mentors are Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, Ph.D., and Sam Mbulaiteye, MBChB, M.Phil., M.Med., Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch.

  • Jalen K. Brown, B.S.

    Mr. Brown, postbaccalaureate fellow in IIB, is investigating sexual gender minority (SGM) health disparities, under the mentorship of Sarah Jackson, Ph.D. He is most interested in investigating the social and environmental factors explaining the reduced number of cervical cancer screenings among transgender populations in comparison to cisgender populations.

  • Cameron B. Haas, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Dr. Haas, postdoctoral fellow in IIB, is working to describe the burden of cancer among people living with HIV. His mentor is Meredith Shiels, Ph.D.

  • Sarah S. Jackson, Ph.D.

    Dr. Jackson, and research fellow and Independent Research Scholar in IIB, studies sex differences in cancer incidence and cancer risk among transgender and non-binary individuals.

  • Zhiwei Liu, Ph.D.

    Dr. Liu, research fellow in IIB, examines the etiology of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related cancers, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), and Burkitt lymphoma (BL). His mentor is Eric Engels, M.D., M.P.H. He is also working with Jill Koshiol, Ph.D., to understand the etiology of hepatobiliary cancers.

  • Qianlai Luo, Ph.D.

    Dr. Luo, postdoctoral fellow in IIB, is studying cancer epidemiology in HIV-infected people with data from cancer registries and the HIV/AIDS Cancer Match Study. Her mentor is Meredith Shiels, Ph.D.

  • Jaimie Z. Shing, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Dr. Shing, postdoctoral fellow in IIB, examines human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine efficacy and impact on HPV-driven cancers, under the mentorship of Dr. Aimée Kreimer.

  • Minkyo Song, Ph.D.

    Dr. Song, research fellow in IIB, is working with Eric A. Engels, M.D., and M. Constanza Camargo, Ph.D., to investigate the associations of autoimmune diseases with cancer risk using large medical claims databases and epidemiologic population-based cohorts.

  • Jeanny Wang, M.P.H.

    Dr. Wang, postbaccalaureate fellow in IIB, studies inflammatory bowel disease and cancer, in addition to immune-related conditions and cancer-specific mortality. Her mentors are Minkyo Song, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric Engels, M.D., M.P.H.