Benjamin Arnold, Ph.D., MPH

Assistant Professor


Epidemiologic methods for disease elimination with a focus on trachoma

Dr. Arnold is an Assistant Professor in the F.I. Proctor Foundation. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist and biostatistican by training, and his research focuses on clinical trial methodology, causal inference, and serologic surveillance. Dr. Arnold leads the Proctor Foundation's Data Coordinating Center, which supports over 10 clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Arnold's research group uses the tools of epidemiology, biostatistics, and data science to make advances at the interface between field studies, laboratory science and computational methods to understand infectious disease dynamics. A particular focus of their resesarch is elimination of trachoma and other neglected tropical diseases in low-resource settings. Additional areas of emphasis include enteric pathogens, child growth failure, interventions to reduce environmentally mediated pathogen transmission, and open/reproducible research.


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Research Areas:

Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases, Trachoma, Biostatistics, Machine learning
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