Our Team

Brandon Marshall

Principal Investigator

Brandon is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. He received a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. During his doctoral training, he also worked at the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. In 2011, he completed postdoctoral training at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Broadly, his research focuses on HIV/AIDS, substance use epidemiology, and the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health of urban populations.


Mark Lurie

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Dr. Lurie, a native South African, earned his BA in Political Science and Film Studies from Boston University in 1986, his Masters Degree in African History from the University of Florida in 1991 and his PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 2001. He did his post-doc at Miriam Hospital’s Division of Infectious Diseases and joined the Brown faculty in 2003. Although he heads up many projects outside of the Marshall Research Group, he offers the team valuable insight and recommendations throughout our many projects.


Maximillian King

Senior Research Programmer/Analyst

Max focuses on the modification and further development of our existing agent-based microsimulation model (TITAN), which investigates HIV prevention strategies for populations of injection and non-injection drug users. He creates and implements calibration and validation procedures; designs simulation experiments; conducts simulations on supercomputing cluster; prepares documentation of source code, operates instructions, and completes analyses; and assists our research team with interpreting model results. He recently completed his graduate studies in the Physics Department at Brown University.


Jesse Yedinak

Project Manager

Jesse is a project manager at the Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Brown University, where she coordinates research projects related to substance use among young adults, opioid overdose, and HIV prevention. Her previous work experience includes managing large-scale HIV case management programs and HIV/HCV prevention services.


Maxwell Krieger

Research Assistant

Max is a research assistant at the Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Brown University. He supports the modelling team with website design, creating interactive tableaus, and conducting literature reviews. He has a strong interest in substance use, overdose prevention, and HIV prevention in Rhode Island.


Students on the Team

Joella Adams

Doctoral Student

Joella is a third-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. She is working on research examining the impact of mass incarceration on HIV acquisition risk for women. Her long term research goal is to develop a career as an infectious disease epidemiologist with a focus on women’s health and reducing HIV disparities, particularly those related to gender and race.

Focus: Women’s Health and HIV Disparities
Education: MPH, Drexel University School of Public Health


Jason Gantenberg

Doctoral Student

Jason is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University. His main interests involve infectious disease epidemiology in general and agent-based modelling. He hopes to apply complex systems concepts and thinking to further the study of disease transmission in populations.

Focus: HIV/AIDs, STDs, Agent-Based Modelling
Education: MPH, Loyola University Chicago; MA, DePaul University


William Goedel

Doctoral Student

Will is a first-year PhD Student in the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University. His primary research interests are related to the impact of biomedical HIV prevention strategies on HIV transmission among men who have sex with men. He hopes to pursue a career as a social epidemiologist with a focus on improving the health of sexual and gender minority populations.

Focus: Men who have sex with men, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Education: BA, Global Public Health/Sociology, New York University


Harry Jin

Doctoral Student

Harry is a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. His main research interests involve HIV epidemiology and gender/sexual minority health. He hopes that his research will ultimately improve access to healthcare by people living with or at high risk for HIV/AIDS.

Focus: HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ Health
Education: MPH, Yale School of Public Health


Alyson Singleton

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Aly is a third-year undergraduate double-concentrating in Applied Mathematics and Public Health at Brown University. She has been with the group for a year and works on a variety of projects, developing her modelling skill set and learning about infectious disease epidemiology. Her primary focus is to use mathematics to have social impact in the Public Health field.

Focus: Mathematical Modelling
Education: BS Applied Mathematics, BA Public Health, Brown University


Collaborators
Alumni
    Daniel Escudero PhD, MPH (Postdoc. Fellow, Harvard Univ.)
    João Filipe Monteiro PhD (Postdoc. Fellow, Brown Univ.)
    Ayorinde Soipe MD, MSc (Provider, Hope Clinic Providence)