Sophia is an infectious disease epidemiologist at Basta Lab (Disease group, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University). Sophia specializes in the epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. The primary focus of her work at Basta Lab is to assess the impact of the newly-developed MenAfriVac meningococcal meningitis vaccine in the African meningitis belt and to investigate the epidemiology, natural history, and transmission dynamics of bacterial meningitis in this setting.
Prior to joining EEB Princeton, Sophia studied influenza epidemiology at Cowling Lab (Infectious disease epidemiology group, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong). Sophia has a strong interest in epidemiological issues pertaining to vaccine efficacy and immunity against influenza.