Current PhD Students

Meet our Current PhD students and their research interest:

Saber Ali Amin

Cancer or infectious disease. Since my long-term goal is to work in the resource limited countries, I think infectious diseases are very important in those areas...

Nada Alnaji

Global Health, Health in crisis, Refugee Health, Mental Health...

Yi DuYi Du

My research interests are liver diseases, specifically, liver cancer and Hepatitis C related diseases...

Kelli Gribben

How gene-environmental interactions modify risk for respiratory diseases, Genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, and Impact of prenatal and early-life exposures (nutritional, environmental) on development of childhood respiratory diseases...

Sidra Liaquat

Cancer and infectious diseases...

Kiara Lyons

Mental and behavioral health, Youth and adolescent health, Trauma-related experiences among youth and adolescents, Psychosocial interventions, including spirituality and social relations...

Zaeema Naveed

The knowledge of the public health domain, if applied correctly, can very well alleviate the standards of living in any settings and especially in a developing country like my own...

Youngyue Qi

Shamim Shahi

Cancer Epidemiology

Brittney Smith

My research interests include epidemiology of cancer and the infectious agents that can cause cancer.  Specifically, I am interested in studying these factors among international populations in developing countries...


Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
984395 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4395
Phone: 402-559-4248