EB trainees contribute to all aspects of our research. Our fellows, many of them Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) recipients, have experience and interests across a broad range of areas in perinatal and pediatric epidemiology.
Priscilla Clayton, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Edwina Yeung on the Upstate New York Infant Developing Screening Program (Upstate KIDS) and the Study of Pregnancy And Neonatal health (SPAN). Her current research examines pediatric nutrition and obesity outcomes in children by exploring early dietary patterns and the use of epidemiological approaches. She completed her doctoral degree in nutrition at Florida International University in 2022.
Alexandra Jean-Louis is a postbaccalaureate fellow working with Dr. Katherine Grantz on the exposure of stress in racially and ethnically diverse women. Using three-dimensional ultrasounds from the Fetal 3D Study, she compares fetal volumes to assess for differences in fetus sizes due to stress exposure. Ms. Jean-Louis’s Haitian ancestry and experiences as a first-generation Haitian American inspired her research interests, particularly in maternal health. Her undergraduate honors thesis explored the support missing for prenatal and postpartum Haitian women. Ms. Jean-Louis graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in health sciences on the pre-clinical track.
Ian Ryan, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Edwina Yeung on Upstate KIDS and SPAN. His current research examines prenatal air pollution exposure and cardiometabolic outcomes in children using epigenetic and epidemiological approaches. He completed his doctorate in environmental health sciences at the State University of New York at Albany. He also received a master’s in public health and a master’s in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kathryn Wagner, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Katherine Grantz on the Fetal 3D Study and SPAN. Her current research examines prenatal exposures, pregnancy complications, and fetal growth. She completed her doctoral degree in epidemiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2022.