Rachel Sippy

My research focuses on the relationships between environmental factors and infectious diseases and interventions to control these diseases with most of my work being conducted in a global health context. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher based at the SUNY-Upstate Institute for Global Health and Translational Science in Ecuador, located in Machala, Ecuador, with a joint appointment at the University of Florida. As a researcher, I focus on both causal relationships and predictive relationships between exposures and health outcomes as well as the impact of interventions. My goal is to understand disease etiologies, improve our ability to predict disease patterns and outbreaks, and assess disease control options. I use statistical and mathematical modeling as well as machine learning approaches to address these goals.