Kara Michels, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a postdoctoral Intramural Research Training Award fellow in the Epidemiology Branch. She works under the mentorship of Doctors Sunni Mumford and Edwina Yeung. She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from Vanderbilt University and her M.P.H. from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Michels is interested in pregnancy health and biology, as well as study design and the application of epidemiologic methods in these areas.