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Jordyn Wallenborn, Ph.D., M.P.H. [View Image]
Department: Division of Epidemiology
I received my B.S. in Community Health at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2011. After graduating, I started a Master of Public Health (MPH) program with an emphasis on Infectious Disease Management at North Dakota State University. During the MPH program, I traveled to Taipei, Taiwan where I worked with Taipei Medical University. In Taiwan, I researched how climate variations affect incidence of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease caused by Enterovirus 71. After obtaining my MPH, I worked as an American Indian project manager with the CDC Community Transformation Grant. My primary research interest is Maternal and Child Health with a focus on breastfeeding, VBAC, and infectious disease. I choose VCU because of the rigorous curriculum, the high commitment of professors to both the students and to improving the health of populations, and the conducive learning environment. VCU welcomes you with open arms and I feel extremely lucky to be a part of the VCU family.