Ramya Kumar University of Washington
Ramya Kumar is currently a PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholar from Boston University, and earned her MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health. Read more
Ramya has lived and worked as an infectious disease epidemiologist in Southern Africa for nearly a decade. Together with the Zambian Ministry of Health and US Centers for Disease Control, she has established the Zambia Field Epidemiology Training Program, and responded to several infectious disease outbreaks. She has also worked on several tuberculosis (TB) and HIV-related research projects including the HPTN071 multi-national household HIV prevention trial, operational research on TB service delivery within Zambia, and the 2019 Zambia National TB Drug Resistance Survey. Her research interests include infectious disease, behavioral epidemiology, mental health, and marginalized populations.