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Marnie Layton

Former Associate Director and Senior Research Analyst

Marnie Layton has a MPH from the University of Michigan. She has 9 years of experience as a study manager and 4 years of experience as a small business owner. After contributing to the Institute in its formulative stages, Marnie is now working for the NIH in Washington, D.C.


Anna Rabil

Former Research Fellow

Anna Rabil is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor's in Public Health who spent her gap year working at the Institute as a Research Associate. She is now completing her Masters of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health.

"In my 8 months with the Institute, I had the unparalleled opportunity to analyze data and develop manuscripts on healthy behaviors, fatty liver, ultra-processed food consumption, and mental health outcomes. I grew immensely in my research abilities under the mentorship of Dr. Hecht, and I am grateful for the experience. I am confident that the skills and knowledge I gained from this Fellowship will propel me through my MPH education at Yale and throughout my longterm career in Public Health." 

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Ana Williams

Former Research Fellow

Ana Williams is a recent graduate of the Master of Public Health program at the University of West Florida, where she also received her B.S. in Public Health.  Before becoming a research fellow at the Institute of Etiological Research, Ana worked at an infectious disease lab in Bududa, Uganda.  Ana has a passion for infectious disease research, and hopes to complete a PhD in epidemiology in the future.

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