Christopher Hoover, MPH, PhD

As a postdoctoral scholar with MINDSCAPE, Chris developed an agent-based model to simulate COVID-19 transmission among staff in congregate settings. This helped inform optimal testing protocols for staff. He now works for the California Department of Public Health’s Modeling and Advanced Analytics team.

Phoebe Lu, MPH

Phoebe Lu worked as an analyst and web programmer for MINDSCAPE. She designed the initial webpage and a couple of R Shiny applications for transforming modeling results into an interactive app. She is currently a doctoral student at UCLA and an Epidemiologist for the California Department of Public Health.

Jen Gong, PhD

As one of the first MINDSCAPE members, Jen’s expertise in machine learning was crucial in formulating the MINDSCAPE proposal and launching the effort to characterize the clinical trajectories of hospitalized COVID cases. She was also the site leader for the M-CURES team at the University of Michigan. She is now Lead Data Scientist at HEALTH[at]SCALE Technologies.

Anna Stachel, MPH, PhD

As former Assistant Director of the Department of Infection Prevention and Control at NYU Langone Health, Anna’s expertise in applied healthcare epidemiology strengthened the connection between MINDSCAPE models and real-world application.