Jessica H. Lowell

Jessica H. Lowell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Jessie Lowell works as a postdoc in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Jessie is developing a deterministic state-level model of syphilis transmission in the United States, which will be used to examine the impacts of various intervention strategies.

Jessie completed a PhD in Computer Science with Additional Specialization in Quantitative Biology at Brandeis University. Her PhD thesis used computational models of evolution and development in order to study the factors that cause modularity to evolve in networks. She also did an internship in computational toxicology at Silent Spring institute, studying the impacts of common environmental chemicals on the development of breast cancer. Jessie has obtained an MS from Northeastern University, and an SB in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her interests are in the use of computational and mathematical models to study complex systems and how they relate to policy.