Sam Jenness, PhD

Samuel Jenness, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. He is the Principal Investigator of the EpiModel Research Lab, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His research focuses on developing methods and software tools for modeling infectious diseases, with primary applications focused on understanding HIV and STI transmission in the United States and globally. He also works on epidemiological problems at the intersection of infectious diseases and network science, including measurement and quantification of dynamic social and genomic networks for HIV/STIs and tuberculosis. He received his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington, prior to which he conducted applied prevention research at the health departments of New York City and Massachusetts.