Elizabeth Knippler is a Research Assistant at the Duke Global Health Institute working with Drs. Kathleen Sikkema and Melissa Watt. In this role, she supports NIH-funded projects that focus on social and behavioral issues related to HIV infection, women's health, and global mental health in South Africa and Tanzania. She assists with technical support, data management, study material development, and data analysis. She also serves as the Coordinator for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core of Duke's Center for AIDS Research.
Lizzy graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Global Health and Public Policy Studies. While at Duke, she was active in the student organization Partners In Health Engage, conducted community health assessments in rural Uganda through the summer SRT program, completed a multi-country study abroad semester focused on comparative health and community, and served as a teaching assistant for the Fundamentals of Global Health course. She is excited to be back at DGHI as part of a great research team.
Something interesting most people don't know about me: I used to review books for the American Library Association.
Favorite activity/ hobby outside of work: Durham restaurant exploring (and then running the Al Buehler trail to compensate for all the eating)
Favorite food: Sweet Ugandan pineapple and mango, or freshly made guacamole!