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Gloria Kang

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Dr. Gloria Kang earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (2018), MPH in Infectious Disease (2015), and BS in Wildlife Science (2012) from Virginia Tech. Her research interests include applications of computational epidemiology and infectious disease modeling to help inform public health policy. During her PhD, she worked as a graduate research assistant for the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory where she utilized large-scale computational models to examine the social pathways that lead to epidemics. Currently, Gloria is a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow at the CDC National Center for Zoonotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections. As a member of the Health Economics and Modeling Unit, she helps develop various mathematical modeling tools for public health planning and response.

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Tang S, Horter L, Bosh K, Kassem AM, Kahn EB, Ricaldi JN, Pao LZ, Kang GJ, Singleton CM, Liu T, Thomas I, Rao CY. (2022). Change in unemployment by social vulnerability among United States counties with rapid increases in COVID-19 incidence-July 1-October 31, 2020. PloS one, 17(4)

Dasgupta S, Kassem AM, Sunshine G, Liu T, Rose C, Kang G, Silver R, Maddox BLP, Watson C, Howard-Williams M, Gakh M, McCord R, Weber R, Fletcher K, Musial T, Tynan MA, Hulkower R, Moreland A, Pepin D, Landsman L, Brown A, Gilchrist S, Clodfelter C, Williams M, Cramer R, Limeres A, Popoola A, Dugmeoglu S, Shelburne J, Jeong G, Rao CY. (2021). Differences in rapid increases in county-level COVID-19 incidence by implementation of statewide closures and mask mandates - United States, June 1-September 30, 2020. Annals of epidemiology

Oster AM, Kang GJ, Cha AE, Beresovsky V, Rose CE, Rainisch G, Porter L, Valverde EE, Peterson EB, Driscoll AK, Norris T, Wilson N, Ritchey M, Walke HT, Rose DA, Oussayef NL, Parise ME, Moore ZS, Fleischauer AT, Honein MA, Dirlikov E, Villanueva J. (2020). Trends in Number and Distribution of COVID-19 Hotspot Counties - United States, March 8-July 15, 2020. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 69(33)

Moore JT, Ricaldi JN, Rose CE, Fuld J, Parise M, Kang GJ, Driscoll AK, Norris T, Wilson N, Rainisch G, Valverde E, Beresovsky V, Agnew Brune C, Oussayef NL, Rose DA, Adams LE, Awel S, Villanueva J, Meaney-Delman D, Honein MA,. (2020). Disparities in Incidence of COVID-19 Among Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups in Counties Identified as Hotspots During June 5-18, 2020 - 22 States, February-June 2020. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 69(33)

Singh M, Sarkhel P, Kang GJ, Marathe A, Boyle K, Murray-Tuite P, Abbas KM, Swarup S. (2019). Impact of demographic disparities in social distancing and vaccination on influenza epidemics in urban and rural regions of the United States. BMC infectious diseases, 19(1)

Abbas KM, Kang GJ, Chen D, Werre SR, Marathe A. (2018). Demographics, perceptions, and socioeconomic factors affecting influenza vaccination among adults in the United States. PeerJ, (6)

Kang GJ, Ewing-Nelson SR, Mackey L, Schlitt JT, Marathe A, Abbas KM, Swarup S. (2017). Semantic network analysis of vaccine sentiment in online social media. Vaccine, 35(29)

Kang GJ, Culp RK, Abbas KM. (2017). Facilitators and barriers of parental attitudes and beliefs toward school-located influenza vaccination in the United States: Systematic review. Vaccine, 35(16)

Kang GJ, Gunaseelan L, Abbas KM. (2014). Epidemiological Modeling of Bovine Brucellosis in India. Proceedings : ... IEEE International Conference on Big Data. IEEE International Conference on Big Data, (2014)

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