Kennarey Seang received her master’s degree in nutritional science from the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia. At UCLA, she transferred into the epidemiology PhD program under Dr. Gorbach in 2017. Her current work examines non-communicable diseases and associated risk factors among people living with HIV in Cambodia. Her research areas of interest include infectious diseases and nutritionally-related chronic health conditions with a focus on younger populations in low/middle income countries.
Phirom Toeng received his master’s degree in health system development from the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia, and a master’s in pharmacokinetics from Aix-Marseille University in France. He is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Epidemiology under Dr. Gorbach. His doctoral research focuses on implementation science surrounding HIV prevention initiatives. He is now working on a pilot study, which aims to develop a better understanding on how to effectively, affordably, and sustainably distribute HIV self-testing to targeted populations in Cambodia.
Allie Rosen received her bachelor’s degree in statistics and public health from Brown University prior to entering the epidemiology PhD program under Dr. Gorbach in 2017. Her previous research focused on the neurobiology and epigenetics of alcohol use disorder. Her current interests include the use of modeling techniques to better understand social networks, substance use, and infectious disease screening.
Ryan Assaf is a current Doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH). He received his Bachelor’s in Public Health Sciences from UC Irvine and a Master’s in Public Health from FSPH in the Department of Epidemiology. He currently works as an epidemiologist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where he performs research and reports on incidence of STIs and HIV to the Los Angeles County of Public Health and the California State Department. His research interests for his doctorate is on intimate partner violence, mental health, substance use, and behavioral epidemiology with a focus on global health.
Alex Moran earned his Master of Science in Public Health in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology under Dr. Gorbach. His primary research interests include enumeration of marginalized and stigmatized communities (including gay men and other men who have sex with men, trans communities, sex workers and drug users), understanding social and behavioral aspects of HIV prevention and transmission, and understanding the role of PrEP adherence and ART adherence in preventing HIV transmission.
Master of Public Health Candidates
Dyna Khuon received a master’s degree in nutrition from the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia. She is currently an MPH candidate at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS research for several years. In Cambodia, she worked at a community health clinic where she was involved in pediatric HIV randomized trials. Her research interests include: public health, nutrition, sexually transmitted diseases, and non-communicable diseases.
Sreymom Oy received her master’s degree in community nutrition from the University of Indonesia. She is currently an MPH candidate at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health with prior experience as both a researcher and lecturer at the National Institute of Public Health in Cambodia. Her recent work relates to maternal and childhood nutrition, as well as the implementation of vaccination programs. Her research interests include nutrition, non-communicable diseases, and infectious diseases.
Alexander Crossley received his bachelor’s degree in neurobiology from UC Berkeley and is now completing his MPH at Fielding in the department of Epidemiology. He has completed previous clinical research at the Veterans Administration in the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System on projects ranging in epilepsy, substance use, and mental health. His other research interests include behavioral epidemiology, sexual minority health, stigma and social determinants of health.
Jackie Markt-Maloney received her dual bachelor’s in global health and public policy from UC San Diego and is currently a first year master’s student in epidemiology. She has research experience in gender equity in health and work experience in community engagement. Her areas of research interest are sexual and reproductive health, including sexual risk behaviors, family planning, and reproductive health justice.