Maya Nadimpalli, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor (beginning May 2022)

Gangarosa Department of Environmental Health

Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Other affiliations

Tufts' Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance

Previous Positions

Research Assistant Professor and Tufts' CTSI KL2 Scholar, Tufts University, 2020-2022

Education and Training

Postdoctoral training at the Institut Pasteur and the Pickering Lab at Tufts University (now at UC Berkeley)

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences and Engineering at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

M.S. Environmental Sciences and Engineering at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

B.A & Sc Environmental Sciences at McGill University, Montréal, Canada

Read about my research interests here --> Nature Career Q&A

Sweta Balaji

B.S. Quantitative Biosciences Concentration in Biological Anthropology

(May 2025)

Sweta is an undergraduate from Cleveland, Ohio. Sweta’s involvements on campus include Emory Data Science club, Uplifting Marginalized Mothers & Individuals (UMMI Emory), serving as an ambassador/student advisor for the Quantitative Theory and Methods & the Center for Human Health departments, and as a resident advisor for a first-year residence hall. Sweta is passionate about data analysis and the use of epidemiology to study and improve the outcomes of historically underserved communities. Sweta is assisting with a scoping and systematic review of health disparities in drug-resistant bacterial infections.

Sarah "Addison" Blackmon

MPH in Epidemiology 

(May 2024)

Addison is leading a scoping and systematic review of health disparities in drug-resistant bacterial infections.

Cameron Goetgeluck

MPH in Environmental Health & Epidemiology 

Certificate in Genetic & Moecular Epidemiology

(May 2024)

Cameron is a second-year MPH student. Cameron's focus area is the intersection of infectious disease and the environment, for which he uses genetic and molecular epidemiological approaches to explore further. Cameron is the Environmental Health Department student representative and Co-President of the Student Outbreak Response Team. Cameron will be comparing ESBL-producing bacteria from patients and Atlanta wastewater for his capstone project.

Shayna Matson

MPH in Global Environmental Health 

(May 2024)

Shayna is comparing methods for characterizing Staphylococcus aureus in wastewater. Her goal is to determine if wastewater sampling can provide insight into the diversity of S. aureus that colonize and infect people in Atlanta.

Natalie Olson

PhD student in Environmental Health

Natalie is conducting metagenomic analyses on chicken fecal samples from Maputo, Mozambique to identify risk factors for antibiotic resistant bacteria and compare microbiome diversity & composition between chickens and children in this community. She is primarily interested in the eco-epidemiology of zoonotic spillover at the wildlife/livestock/human interface.

Madison Schwab

PhD student in Population Biology, Ecology, and Evolution 

Madison is benchmarking strain tracking tools to assess strain sharing between chickens and young children in peri-urban Lima, Peru.  She is especially interested in the population-level transmission dynamics of microbes and ecological drivers of zoonotic spillover events. She also enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing fetch with her dog.

Recent grads

Dania Hussain, MPH in Global Environmental Health (May 2023). Currently an ORISE fellow at the CDC in the Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch

Lily McNulty, MPH in Global Health, concentration in infectious disease (May 2023). Currently at NORC at the University of Chicago.

Oluwatosin Olojo, MPH in Epidemiology, Infectious Disease certificate (May 2023)

Spring 2023: Beautiful day in Atlanta for a lab social! Congratulations to our graduating students Tosin Olojo (MPH Epidemiology), Dania Hussain (MPH Environmental Health), and Lily McNulty (MPH Global Health)