Biography

Mr. Russell is a Senior Associate Health Scientist with Cardno Chemrisk. He earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University and completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His research and academic training focused on organic chemistry, engineering methods, risk assessment, exposure assessment, epidemiology, and statistical analysis.  He served in the United States Peace Corps in Lesotho, Africa where he researched HIV mitigation and prevention as well as performed mathematics education. His thesis focused on food insecurity and its effect on chronic illnesses among refugees in Ghana. His research assisted local Non-Government Organizations identify culturally appropriate ways to deliver food baskets to refugee populations.  He was contracted by the CDC Foundation to work with the Connecticut State Department of Public Health as a COVID-19 Contact Tracing Team Lead.  Throughout his graduate coursework and professional career, he has developed skills in statistical methods and modeling as well as assessing the public health impact of infectious and chronic illnesses.

Education

  • MPH, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University School of Public Health, 2020
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

Professional Associations

  • American Public Health Association (2018 – present)