Graduate Students


Spencer Barron



Kendall Anderson

Kendall is a first year student Epidemiology MPH student. He completed his undergraduate degree in Health Education and Promotion at Georgia Southern University. Prior to joining the group, he conducted research in chronic health disparities and community education and prevention. He also participated in a summer long internship with the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Southeast Health District working in environmental health. In addition, Kendall also has hospital experience working at Evans Memorial Hospital, and East Georgia Regional Medical Center. Kendall is also interested in emergency preparedness and biosecurity/biosafety for the United States. He hopes that with his concentration in epidemiology and his interest in environmental health sciences will be able to introduce new concepts and ideas bridging the two disciplines in Public Health.Kendall’s personal hero is Dr. Donald Ainslie Henderson.
“The virus’s last strategy for survival was to bewitch its host and become a source of power” – Richard Preston



Post Baccalaureate


Asheley Poole 

Asheley is a second-year post-baccalaureate student concentrating in biology and chemistry at Georgia Southern University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA in 2006. Her intention is to continue her education in biomedical sciences, specifically Biochemistry, Pathobiology and Stem Cell Research. Prior to joining the group, she participated in field research in Ghana, West Africa collecting and processing drinking water samples where she became interested in public health. Currently, she is part of a NOAA funded project investing beach water quality and related illness in the Ogeechee River area in Southeast Georgia.





Sara Benevente (PhD Student in the University of Notre Dame)

Christina Beslin (Georgia Southern University Center for Sustainability)

Samantha McNeal (PhD Student in the University of South Carolina)

Jessica Sexton (ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellow, Malawi)

Blessing Odion (PhD Student in the St. John’s University)



Kristen Sapp (Intern-Chatham County Health Department)