After ten months of service with AmeriCorps NCCC, Carly returned to the University of Michigan School of Public Health to pursue a Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology in the International Health program. For her capstone project, she studied the association between malaria transmission and environmental factors in an urban setting in Blantyre, Malawi. After graduating, she worked as a research associate for the University of Michigan – Henry Ford Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Study (MFIVE) to examine annual influenza vaccine effectiveness in preventing medically attended laboratory-confirmed influenza.
Carly has been the Region 1 Epidemiologist with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) since November 2013. As the Region 1 Epidemiologist, Carly serves as a liaison between the local health departments and the MDCH to help improve the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable disease in the State of Michigan. Carly has been a member of Do1Thing since she began working with the MDCH.