Alyssa joined Duke’s Global Health Institute and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in February of 2012. In addition to her ongoing collaborations with DGHI, she also has collaborations with Department of Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine within the Duke School of Medicine. She has experience spanning the entire research cycle from grant development and research design, to primary data (or secondary data analysis), and publication of research findings. Alyssa has an MA in applied economics from Duke University and has a range of experience in the fields of health economics, health behaviors and health outcomes, including physician behavior, obesity and physical activity, infectious diseases, and childhood hearing loss. Special areas of expertise are in pilot/feasibility studies, cluster-randomized trials, electronic health records, and health economics.