Isabel Fulcher has been awarded funding from the Barry R. and Irene Tilenius Bloom Fellowship Fund for 2017-18. The fund provides critical financial aid—one of Bloom’s priorities as dean—that can transform a student’s vision of a public health career into a reality. Recipients are selected on academic merit, leadership potential, and commitment to improving public health in fields and areas of the world in greatest need.
Izzie describes her research, below:
My dissertation research with Dr. Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen involves the development of novel statistical methods to uncover causal mechanisms in settings where this proves particularly challenging. I have recently developed a robust estimator of a mediated effect to better understand adverse maternal health outcomes among HIV-infected women in Botswana. I am currently developing an estimation procedure for network causal effects to investigate the impact of injection-drug use on HIV/STI incidence in a sexual and injection drug use network. In addition to my research, I am invested in building statistical research capacity in East African countries.