Laura Skrip, PhD, MPH
Dr. Laura Skrip is a quantitative epidemiologist with expertise in mathematical modeling and statistical analysis. At the University of Liberia School of Public Health, she teaches Biostatistics and Epidemiology, supports efforts to engage students in practicum and thesis opportunities, and directs a mathematical modeling lab. As a researcher, it is her goal to collaboratively generate evidence that can guide public health decision-making in complex emergencies. During and following her PhD, she worked extensively with social scientists, clinicians, basic science researchers, and communities to inform mathematical models for quantifying the potential impact of specifically behavior-focused tools and approaches, including risk communication and community engagement. This involved significant field experience to guide policy development in Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cameroon.