Irene Cavros

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Irene Cavros is a PhD student in Epidemiology. She previously received her B.S. from Georgetown University and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Virginia. She has spent over five years working in sub-Saharan Africa on both HIV and malaria programs at the health facility and community levels. In addition to pursuing her degree at UGA, she works in the Malaria Branch of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She also previously served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in rural Rwanda from 2015-2017. Her research interests include infectious diseases, particularly malaria, with a focus on molecular epidemiology and antimalarial resistance.