Two New Members Join the DOLF Team

Nicole Fetcho, MPH

Nicole Fetcho joined the DOLF Project in October 2019 as a Statistical Data Analyst and Data Manager.

Nicole is well prepared for this work with a Master of Public Health degree (with a focus on Biostati­­stics and Epidemiology) from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Her MPH practicum work focused on infectious disease surveillance and use of data to plan prevention strategies. Prior to pursuing her Master’s, Nicole served in AmeriCorps on HIV/AIDS prevention in high risk populations in Cleveland, Ohio. Passionate about the intersection of social inequalities and access to healthcare, Nicole is excited to be a part of the dynamic DOLF team!

Please feel free to contact Nicole at fetcho80@wustl.edu (Tel: +1 314 454 7972)

Obiora Eneanya, MSc, PhD

Dr. Obiora Eneanya joined the DOLF Project in October 2019 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.

Obi hails from Eastern Nigeria. He obtained a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to support work that led to a PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College in London (UK). His dissertation work focused on the impacts of climate and environment on the spatial epidemiology of lymphatic filariasis in Nigeria, which has a high burden of disease. He linked baseline infection prevalence data with remotely sensed climate and socio-demographic characteristics to define ecological characteristics that are suitable for filariasis. He also used these data to build predictive models for infection prevalence using machine learning approaches. Obi also has extensive experience in operational field research, having conducted surveys for lymphatic filariasis and soil-transmitted helminth infections in rural Nigeria and Ethiopia, respectively. He is passionate about conducting research to help control and eventually eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

Please feel free to contact Obi at o.eneanya@wustl.edu (Tel: +1 314 747 0028)

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