Graduate Students

JongCheol Shin, MS

medium_Shin.pngJongCheol Shin joined the SERG in 2014 and is currently pursuing PhD in Community Health and Preventive Medicine with a concentration in Epidemiology and Health Behavior. He research is focused on the effect of socio-environment and behavior factors for human health. He specialized spatial & statistical data analysis and evaluation with using various health technology.

Email: jshin57@illinois.edu

Research Interest:
Physical activity, Sleep, Behavioral Health, Measurement(Eye-tracking, Motion capture, MVPA), GIS, Data science, Machine Learning, Children, Mobile Technology, 

Education:

MS (2017), Applied Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MS (2015), Kinesiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- BS (2011), Physics, Kyung-Hee University
BS (2011), Sports Medicine, Kyung-Hee University

 

Kaustubh Vijay Parab, MPH

medium_IMG_0216_2.JPG Kaustubh joined the SERG in 2017 and is currently pursuing PhD in Community Health and Preventive Medicine with specialization in Epidemiology. His research interest lies in exploring preventive and risk factors involved in the natural history of diseases, especially chronic diseases.

Email: kparab2@illinois.edu

Research Interest:
Chronic, infectious disease epidemiology and clinical epidemiology

Education:

MPH (2016), Epidemiology, University of South Florida
- MBBS (2011), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India

 

Virak Hoang Le, BS

medium_Virak.jpgI hope to continue to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology. I am interested in research that helps advance those who are underprivileged.

Email: hoangle2@illinois.edu

Research Interest:
Culture & Health, Disadvantaged populations

Education:
BS (2017), Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Sandra Darfour-Oduro, PhD

medium_sandra.jpgSandra joined the SERG in 2011 and is currently pursuing PhD in Community Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Health Behavior. She is interested in studying behavioral risk factors for Non-Communicable Diseases. Currently, her research is focused on the impact of health policies on behaviors among adolescents in low and middle income Countries.

Email: darfrdr2@illinois.edu

Research Interest:
Non-Communicable Diseases, Health behaviors, Adolescents, Low and middle income Countries

Education:
- MS (2013), Community Health, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- BS (2009), Medical Laboratory Science, University of Ghana

 

 

Madina Khamzina, MPH

medium_km (1).JPGMADINA joined the SERG in 2017 and is currently pursuing PhD in Community Health. She is interested in studying social determinants of health, physical activity among different age groups, obesity, and late-life quality of life.

Email: madinak2@illinois.edu  

Research Interest:
Social Determinants of Health, Physical Activity Among Different Age Groups, Obesity, and Late-Life Quality of Life

Education:
MS (2012), Boston University
BA (2010), University of Michigan-Dearborn