Kelly Hoffman


MSPH student, 2020 - present

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431


Phone : 724-372-0912

e-mail: kbhoff@email.unc.edu








Advisor: Dr. Marc Serre

Awards: Gillings Merit Award Recipient (2020) Priscilla Alden Guild Scholarship in Public Health Recipient. (2020), Robert and Kristen Greczyn Scholarship Fund in Public Health Recipient (2020), Public Health Award: MSPH Segment Recipient (2020)

·       BS, Environmental Science/Biology, Wheaton College, Illinois, 2016

Current Project

·       Space/time exposure mapping of children’s elevated blood lead levels in Hawaii between 2014 and 2020. Specifically, this includes modeling lead concentrations measured in blood samples with corresponding residential addresses, as well as census tract level incidence rates, accessed through electronical lab reports (ELRs) from the Maven Disease Surveillance System. The purpose of the research is to provide a spatial analysis of lead poisoning prevalence statewide that will help the state identify high risk areas.

·      Disease mapping of COVID-19 incidence rates in North Carolina and Hawaii using Bayesian Maximum Entropy method. This is part of a larger research project attempting to predict COVID-19 outbreaks by analyzing and modeling viral RNA loads of SARS-CoV-2 found in wastewater.

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