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Current Fellows in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program

Alaina Shreves, B.S. – Postbaccalaureate Fellow 

Alaina Shreves, B.S., joined DCEG in June of 2018 after receiving her degree in neuroscience and public health from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. She has completed research fellowships at West Virginia University’s National Center of Excellence in Women's Health and West Virginia University’s School of Medicine, where she assisted researchers studying rural health disparities. As an Amgen Scholar at the National Human Genome Research Institute, Ms. Shreves spent the summer of 2017 working in Dr. Laura Koeley’s lab studying healthcare trajectories of patients with rare genetic conditions. Her undergraduate research culminated with an honors thesis that utilized electronic health records to analyze clinical trajectories of patients with sickle cell disease. As a DCEG postbaccalaureate fellow, Ms. Shreves works with Robert Hoover, M.D., Sc.D., Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, to study the effects of diethylstilbestrol (DES) on unexposed daughters of exposed women. She is also working with other members of the DCEG staff on the creation a new multi-center cohort study. Her primary research interests include health disparities, women’s health, and neuroscience.