Class 2017
Hometown Macon, Georgia
Degrees
B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology (2007)
M.S. University of Virginia (2014)

Alicia is a third year PhD student in Systems & Information Engineering. She is interested in using computational health informatics to create novel interventions and advance policies in public health, especially accessibility to medical care, women’s health, and mental health. She is currently working on applying machine learning to text communications to model suicide risk in real-time, assessing the data quality for the College Health Surveillance Network, identifying parental attributes associated with the vaccination of teenagers against HPV, and, most recently, received a grant to mentor an undergraduate student for ‘Health and Insurance Literacy Among College Students’.

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Scholarship

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Legacy

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation, like its namesake, knows that virtue and talent come from all walks of life. Indeed it is this knowledge that drives the Foundation to search the world over for its recipients.

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Fellowship

The Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University of Virginia. Based solely on merit, the Fellowship seeks to attract Ph.D. and M.B.A. candidates.

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