Ariana Leonelli

Ariana Leonelli

CTU Clinical Research Assistant
Stephenson Laboratory

Ariana graduated from American University in 2016 with a BSc in Public Health. As an undergraduate student, she uncovered a passion for infectious and communicable disease prevention. After spending a couple years living in Germany to learn the culture and language, she pursued her MSc in London at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to further her passion of Epidemiology and research. Throughout her studies she was drawn to research which combined both epidemiological analyses and genomics, taking a particular interest into HIV prevention research. Her thesis was a secondary analysis of a 2005 outbreak of Dengue Fever in urban Singapore, where she conducted epidemiological and phylogenetic analyses to map the spread of the outbreak. She is planning to eventually become a Nurse Practitioner to continue her work in clinical research, and hopes to continue contributing to vaccine research. Outside of work, Ariana enjoys hiking with her dogs, traveling to experience new cultures and cuisines, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

American University, BSc in Public Health

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc Epidemiology