Connor H. Ross

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Connor Ross is a Master of Public Health student concentrating in Epidemiology at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He currently works at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) as a program coordinator in the Bureau of Communicable Disease, Division of Acute Disease Epidemiology, student assistant in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Georgia, and as a research associate at the University of South Carolina Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Before coming to the UGA, Connor earned a bachelor’s in public health at the University of South Carolina, where he developed an interest in infectious disease epidemiology and joined research initiatives on vector-borne and respiratory infectious diseases. In the future, Connor wants to pursue a PhD in epidemiology or related field. Outside of work and academia, he enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

  • Bachelor of Public Health, University of South Carolina, December 2019
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Dean’s List
  • President’s List
Course Instruction
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Undergraduate)
Research Interests
  • Infectious Diseases (Vector-Borne; Respiratory)
Selected Publications

Gual-Gonzalez, L.; McCarter, M.S.J.; Dye-Braumuller, K.; Self, S.; Ross, C.H.; Rodriguez-Ramos, C.; Daguise, V.G.; Nolan, M.S. Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccinations among a State-Wide Year-Long Surveillance Initiative in a Conservative Southern State. Vaccines 2022, 10, 412.

Kanyangarara M, Daguise V, Gual-Gonzalez L, Litwin A, Korte J, Ross C, Nolan M, SC STRONG Project Team. COVID-19 Testing Practices, Preventive Behaviors, and Factors Associated With Test Positivity: Population-Based Statewide Survey Study. JMIR Public Health Surveill 2023;9:e34579. URL: DOI:10.2196/34579

Roles & Responsibilities
  • MPH Epidemiology student at the University of Georgia’s College of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
  • Student Assistant – Literature review, data management, data analysis and publication preparation for measles, SARS-CoV-2, and tetanus seroprevalence in Zambia