Nicole is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biology, and an M.S. student in the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. She is co-advised by Prof. Erin Mordecai and Prof. Dmitri Petrov, and she is affiliated with the Program for Disease Ecology, Health and the Environment and the Program for Conservation Genomics. Her research combines mathematical and statistical modeling with various data mining approaches to study ecology and evolution of infectious diseases transmitted across different species (including humans and wildlife). Nicole aims to improve public health, environmental health, and wildlife conservation through research and policy.
Before enrolling at Stanford, Nicole worked on modeling eco-evolutionary dynamics of HIV in the Department of Biology at Duke University, and stochastic processes of cancer evolution in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Nicole received her undergraduate and graduate training in dental surgery at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.