Ms. Kobokovich is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary interests include infectious disease transmission dynamics, emerging infectious diseases, epidemiology of disease in complex humanitarian emergencies, and the rise of technological advancements in facilitating DNA synthesis. She has also conducted research on neglected tropical diseases and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Ms. Kobokovich received a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. While at Emory, she participated in a year-long internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Parasitic Diseases branch. Her thesis focused on the potential development of anthelmintic resistance in soil-transmitted helminths associated with current mass de-worming protocols used in STH endemic areas. She also assisted in developing a novel genomic assay to identify resistance genes in 2 helminths with high rates of morbidity among disproportionately underserved populations.
Previously, Ms. Kobokovich earned a BS in biology from Bucknell University in 2016. During her time at Bucknell, she worked in the molecular virology lab to enhance current understanding of colony collapse disorder in honeybee populations worldwide.