Current Scholar

Denise St. Jean

PhD Student, Epidemiology
Denise St. Jean
Academic Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Cohort Start Year: 2018
Research Topics: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Environmental Justice, Public, Population, and Community Health
Population Served: Low-Income Communities

FOCUS
Denise’s current research explores socioeconomic inequities in childhood diarrheal disease in Latin America. Broadly, she is interested in the effectiveness of interventions for tropical infectious diseases in low and middle-income countries. Ultimately, she hopes that her research will inform better decision-making and health policies for infectious disease management in resource-limited settings.

MORE ABOUT DENISE
Denise is a PhD student in Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is a first-generation American and dual-citizen of the small Caribbean island of Dominica. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Denise earned a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Yale University. Outside of academia, she worked as an Associate at Beghou Consulting, a pharmaceutical consulting firm, where she evaluated pharmaceutical markets and provided data-driven solutions to assist in client decision-making. Denise hopes to combine her academic training with her experiences from the private sector to bring a unique and interdisciplinary perspective to challenges in global infectious disease prevention and treatment.

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