Portrait of Geneva Wilson
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Geneva Wilson completed her MPH at Saint Louis University in 2015 and is pursuing her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Iowa.  Geneva has always had a great interest in infectious disease and human health going back to her time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Biological Anthropology.  Geneva’s current dissertation work focuses on Clostridium difficile as an environmental contaminant in the healthcare setting.  She is also conducting a study to determine the effect of proton pump inhibitor medication on the intestinal microbiome of C. difficile infected patients. In the Petersen lab Geneva helps to analyze data from the various studies conducted on Leishmaniasis, as well as tick borne diseases.  Geneva hopes to graduate in 2019 and begin a postdoctoral training program for a hospital based research group.