Our Team


Current Members

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Elise Grover, DrPH, MSPH

After receiving her MSPH in International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Grover joined the Colorado School of Public Health in 2017 to complete a DrPH in Environmental and Occupational Health. Her dissertation work was focused on understanding parasitic disease transmission in the context of weather and environmental factors. Having graduated from the DrPH program in 2022, she is now currently working as a Senior Research Scientist with the Carlton Lab Group where she assists with research and analyses that are primarily focused on the roles of weather, the environment and behavior in Schistosoma japonicum transmission dynamics among rural farming communities located in Sichuan, China.



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Andrew Hill, MS

Andrew is a Research Software Engineer working at the Center for Innovative Design and Analysis (CIDA) in the Colorado School of Public Health. Andrew received his MS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Denver in 2020 in the Data Science in Biomedicine track. His interests include statistics, machine learning, and model and software development in the context of medical research. In the Carlton Lab, Andrew is currently working with the COVID-19 modeling group. 


Irina Kasarskis, MPH, DrPH Student

Irina is a DrPH student in the Department of Epidemiology. She received her MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Boston University School of Public Health. She previously worked as an epidemiologist for the State of Oregon and has an interest in infectious diseases. In the Carlton Lab, she works on regional models with the COVID-19 modeling team.

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Emma Wu, MS

Emma completed her Master of Science in Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in 2021. She is driven towards a career in the prevention and mitigation of emerging zoonotic infectious disease spillover and transmission. She is currently working as a member of the Carlton Lab using COVID-19 mathematical models to inform public health decision-making for Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.  


Wei Zou, DrPH Student

Wei is an Environmental & Occupational Health DrPH student interested in the environmental drivers of infectious disease spillovers. He completed his MPH in epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. Wei is currently assisting with Schistosomiasis data collection at the Carlton Lab.


Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

3rd Floor

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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