El Brush

El Brush
Graduate Student • Fall 2022 Cohort • Teaching Assistant
Health and Behavioral Sciences

My background is in biology, psychology, and epidemiology, and my specific interests are in stress, resilience, and coping mechanisms, as well as social determinants of health and long-term outcomes of infectious disease. Some of my strongest passions include rural health disparities, community-based participatory research, and biopsychosocial perspectives on health. My thesis research is on the associations between perceived stress, sleep duration, and post-acute fatigue sequelae of COVID-19, and I currently work as a graduate research assistant for the University of Arizona's Student Aid for Field Epidemiology Response (SAFER) and CoVHORT programs by investigating chronic outcomes of COVID-19 and enteric diseases. I’m very excited to continue my education through the Health and Behavioral Science program at CU Denver!

MS, 2021, University of Arizona (Epidemiology)

BA, 2020, Columbia College (Biology & Psychology)