Paige is a Research Analyst with both the Pan and O'Meara Research Groups. Paige supports the groups' project portfolios in a variety of roles including laboratory technical work, data management, grant and IRB preparation, fieldwork, and international logistics and administration.
Paige graduated from Duke with a B.A. in English, Biology, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies in May 2014. She immediately joined the Pan Group after taking Dr. Pan's course, One Health: Philosophy and Practice. In her first year as a research assistant Paige explored potential pilot projects designed to study human and environmental health effects of mountain top removal coal mining in Appalachia. Paige's work has since expanded to support all ongoing Pan Group research operations in the Peruvian Amazon. In September 2016, Paige began project coordination work with the O'Meara Research Group, which studies malaria in Kenya.
In December 2015, Paige earned her Graduate Certificate in Field Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. She plans to continue her graduate studies in the near future and would like to build upon her humanities and writing background as well as the phenomenal experience and training she's received in global environmental health and epidemiology at DGHI.
Paige is from rural Silk Hope, North Carolina and loves horseback riding, particularly eventing and dressage.
Why I'm interested in global health: Globally, countries are increasingly interconnected and the health of all people, animals, and the environment is critical for the well being, prosperity, and security of the world.