Zach Strecker is a recent graduate of Harvard College, where he earned his B.A. in Psychology with a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy. His work with Dr. Golden focuses on the development of a mobile health surveillance system for monitoring outbreaks of infectious disease and assessing health care system vulnerabilities in Madagascar. Identifying trends in these data may assist in the creation of models that allow researchers to forecast the timing and spread of infectious disease outbreaks. Outside of his work with Dr. Golden, Zach is researching how malaria protective mutations in humans influence malaria transmission in Madagascar using genetic and clinical data. Afterwards, he plans to pursue a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters of Public Health with the intent to research and implement data-driven strategies for the improvement of medical interventions in the United States and abroad.