Analyst, Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Ms. Kobokovich's primary interests include infectious disease transmission dynamics, emerging infectious diseases, biotechnological development, and global health security. Through her research, she hopes to prevent the misuse of biological sciences and enhance further research that will alleviate the global burden of infectious diseases. Coming from a scientific background, she is particularly interested in how small but significant gains for basic sciences will create large ripple effects in disruptive biotechnologies. Ms. Kobokovich received a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. While at Emory, she participated in a year-long internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Parasitic Diseases branch. While there, she assisted in developing a novel genomic assay to identify resistance genes in 2 soil-transmitted helminths with high rates of morbidity among disproportionately underserved populations. Previously, Ms. Kobokovich earned a BS in biology from Bucknell University in 2016. During her time at Bucknell, she worked in the molecular virology lab to enhance current understanding of colony collapse disorder in honeybee populations worldwide.