Evette Cordoba

Evette Cordoba


Ph.D. Pre-Candidate Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.P.H. Epidemiology and Global Health, Columbia University, 2011

B.A. Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 2007




Current Projects With Dr. Aiello

Evette works as a research assistant for the Detroit Neighborhood Health Study (DNHS), conducting statistical analysis and spatial analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Research Interests

Evette is interested in examining the association between environmental stressors and the immune response to persistent pathogens using a multilevel statistical model and GIS.


Evette Cordoba received her BA in public health from The Johns Hopkins University and her MPH from Columbia University. In 2010, she worked as a Research Associate for the Population Council in Egypt, where she focused on international health issues concerning maternal and child health. Evette’s other international experiences include the winter of 2006 at the Escuela Internacional, Costa Rica and the fall of 2005 at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico. She also worked as an intern for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2011 and as a research assistant at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from 2007 to 2009.


Traveling, outdoor activities, cooking, and reading.


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Influenza might be spread by simply breathing, study finds

January 21, 2018

As new research indicates, the influenza virus might be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing. In this NBC news article, Dr. Donald Milton from University of Maryland and Dr Aiello discuss how flu spreads and what precautions you can take to prevent getting the flu:


Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

January 21, 2018

Norovirus, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, often causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. When infected individuals vomit, it aerosolizes the virus and allows it to spread throug the air. In an article published by CNBC, Dr. Aiello discusses the ...more

ARG Chairs Symposium at the 2016 Congress of the Americas

August 23, 2016

Aiello Research Group PI Dr. Allison Aiello and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lydia Feinstein co-chaired the Symposium on the Novel Approaches for Bio-social Integration in Epidemiologic Studies at this year's Congress of the Americas. See the link below for details on ...more

UNC Study: PTSD May Accelerate Immune System Aging

April 05, 2016

A new ARG study has found that people ...more

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