Heidi Robbins

screen-shot-2016-09-29-at-11-39-14-amResearch Specialist

I have been very content to stay on at Princeton in the EEB department as a research assistant since completing my undergraduate studies in EEB in 2013. I continue to enjoy studying infectious disease dynamics. My undergraduate thesis mentored by Andrea Graham focused on elephant herpes viruses among African elephants in Samburu, Kenya. Now I am working on an issue closer to home: HIV/AIDS in Newark, NJ. I work closely with Ruthie Birger expanding a mathematical model of HIV infection and care in Newark to include pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and prepare cost-effectiveness analyses. When not on campus, I am likely to be found rowing a boat on Lake Carnegie where I train with the US National Team in hopes of being selected for the 2016 Rio Olympics.