Teaching and Mentoring

Mentoring/Advising

Temple University College of Public Health Masters/Doctoral Thesis Committee Member

Shannon McGinness PhD in Epidemiology (2016-2020)
Thesis Title: Recreation, rainfall, and waterborne disease: how social, environmental, and climatic factors influence the risk of recreationally acquired waterborne disease in areas impacted by combined sewer overflows 

Susanna Rhodes MPH in Epidemiology (2019-2021)
Fieldwork Preceptor (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
Thesis Title: Network Correlates of Using a Syringe after an Injection Partner among Women who Inject Drugs in Philadelphia PA 

Northwestern University, Doctoral Thesis Committee Member

Abby Smith, PhD Candidate in Statistics (estimated defense date: 2022) Thesis Title: The Impact of Entity Resolution on Observed Social Network Structure 

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Doctoral Thesis Committee Member

Eric Romo (Clinical and Population Health MD/PhD - Spring 2022)
Thesis Title:
 The influence of spatial proximity to syringe services programs and secondary syringe exchange on the risk of Hepatitis C Virus infection among rural people who inject drugs.

Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Doctoral Thesis Committee Member

Robbie Dembo, Ph.D. in Social Policy (2016-2020)
Brandeis University, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
Thesis Title:
Social Support and Health of Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities: A Network-Oriented Approach.  

Boston University School of Public Health Masters/Doctoral Thesis Committee Member

Lynsie Ranker, Ph.D. in Epidemiology (2016 - 2021)
Thesis Title: Relationships of Policy and Place with Substance Use, Alcohol Misuse, and Related Risk Behaviors
Jane Seymour, Ph.D. in Epidemiology (2016 - 2021)
Thesis Title: Determinants and Effects of Abortion Accessibility in the United States
Deborah Fernau, MS in Epidemiology (2016 - 2018)
Thesis Title: Social Network and Individual-level Correlates of Treatment Entry for Substance Use Disorders

Temple University College of Public Health Advisees

2021: 3 MPH students

2022: 6 MPH students

Boston University School of Public Health Advisees

Academic Advisor: 12 MPH students (2017); 18 MPH students (2018)
Integrated Learning Experience Advisor: 3 MPH students (2018)

Boston University Advisees 

Seh Hong Lim, Ph.D. (2018), Boston University Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology  

Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Masters/Doctoral Thesis Committee Member 

Paul Sacamano, Ph.D., Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology (2014-2018)                                Thesis Title: Social Networks and Correlates of Retention in HIV Care for Persons Who Inject Drugs 

University of California San Diego Advisees

Meredith Meacham, Ph.D., Global Public Health, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health (2011-2015)
Thesis Title: Latent class transitions of poly drug use in Mexico

David Goodman, MAS, Clinical Research, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health (2011-2012)
Thesis Title: Prevalence and correlates of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Tijuana, Mexico


Classroom Instruction

Course Instructor / Course Development for New Class

Instructor for “Introduction to Social Network Analysis for Public Health Research (SPH PH729).” Boston University School of Public Health (Fall 2017).

Instructor for "EPBI 8209: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS". Temple University College of Public Health (Summer 1 2019)

Instructor for “EPBI 5205 701: Surveillance, Epidemics, and Outbreaks”. Temple University College of Public Health (Spring 2021; Spring 2022).

Co-Instructor / Course Development

Co-Instructor for “Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs (410.733)". Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (Fall 2015)

Workshop Co-Instructor

Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference. Workshop on “The Internet and the IRB: A Review of Human Subjects in Technology-Based Research” (Innovations Track), Boston MA (November 12, 2015)

Advancing Ethical Research Conference. Workshop on “The Internet and the IRB: A Review of Human Subjects in Technology-Based Research” (Innovations Track), Boston MA (November 13, 2015)

Guest Lectures

 Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

·      Humphrey Fellows Seminar Series. November 9, 2010.

·      Communication Network Analysis in Public Health Programs (410.733). Fall 2014; Fall 2017; Fall 2018; Fall 2019

·      Foundations of Social Epidemiology (340.666.61). November 10, 2015

San Diego State University

·      Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS graduate course at San Diego State University (February 8, 2012)

Boston University School of Public Health

·      Social Epidemiology (SPH EP775). February 18, 2016; November 9, 2017; February 15, 2018.

·      Perspectives on Epidemiologic Studies (SPH EP820). Spring 2016; Winter 2017.

·      Epidemiology of Mental Health Disorders (SPH EP790). Spring 2017; Spring 2018.

·      Epidemiology Concentrator’s Dinner. “Collecting Contextually Relevant Location Data using a Web-based Survey that Interacts with the Google Maps API”. March 1, 2017.

·      Data Collection Methods for Epidemiologic Research (SPH EP722). November 16, 2017.

Boston University – Main Campus

·      Seminar on Social Networks (GRS SO 721). Boston University (October 26, 2017)

Temple University College of Public Health

·      Social Epidemiology (EPBI 8011). Fall 2019; Fall 2020; Fall 2021.

·      Readings and Conference in Public Health (EPBI 9083). Spring 2020.

·      Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EPBI 8206). Spring 2020; Spring 2021; Spring 2022.

Teaching Assistant

Epidemiologic Methods 3, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (January – March 2009)