Amanda K. Debes, PhD, MS

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Assistant Scientist

Amanda K. Debes, PhD, MS, is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her primary interests include the development and validation of diagnostics for use in low resource settings. Her research focus is on the assessment of sustainable tools for disease detection and the molecular characterization of cholera to improve understanding of transmission processes and facilitate intervention strategies. Dr. Debes completed her PhD in global disease epidemiology and control and her MS in biotechnology at Johns Hopkins. Previously, she worked as a research scientist and project manager for the Department of Defense’s Cooperative Biological Engagement Program conducting clinical research projects throughout the former Soviet Union.