Jennifer Head

Jennifer Head

Jennifer Head is a doctoral candidate and ​Berkeley biomedical big data fellow specializing in epidemiology. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an Master's of Public Health in Global Environmental Health from Emory University. Her research seeks to understand disease transmission at the human-animal-environment interface, by integrating causal inference and targeted learning methodology with surveillance data.

Reopening elementary schools carries less COVID-19 risk than high schools – but safety isn’t guaranteed

By: and - September 2, 2020

While only a fraction of the country’s 50 million public school kids headed back to school in-person this month, many have already found themselves back at home. Within two weeks of opening, multiple states reported school-based COVID-19 outbreaks, and thousands of students and school staff have been quarantined following possible exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus […]