McKenzi Norris

I am a first-year University of Washington student pursuing a Master of Science in Epidemiology. At the University of South Carolina (UofSC), I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. I also worked as a COVID-19 contact tracer. Passions of mine include the natural sciences, technological applications, religion, and politics. On and off-campus alike, I have been involved in various professional organizations and activities. My research and graduate interests include infectious disease epidemiology, emerging infections, and vector-borne and zoonotic diseases in the one health field.

Curriculum vitae


Zoonosis Guide (pre-alpha)


  • Volunteer Research Assistant @ Center for One Health Research, November 2021–Present
  • Operations Assistant @ Brotman Braty Institute, September 2021–Present
  • COVID Outbreak Response Worker @ UofSC University Health Services, July 2020–July 2021
  • Research Assistant @ UofSC Laboratory of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, September 2018–December 2020
  • Resident Mentor @ UofSC Housing, August 2018–May 2020
  • Intern Lab Technician @ South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, November 2019–March 2020



  • Member @ EcoHealth Alliance, June 2021–Present
  • Member @ International Epidemiological Association, May 2021–Present
  • Member @ American College Health Association, February 2021–Present
  • Member @ One Health Commission, October 2018–Present
  • Member @ Society for Vector Ecology, March 2020–March 2021
  • Member @ Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association, February 2020–February 2021
  • Member @ American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, May 2019–Present
  • Arnold School of Public Health Senator, Sustainability and Health & Safety Committees @ UofSC Student Government, March 2020–November 2020
  • President & Co-Founder @ Association of Public Health Infectious Disease Students, October 2019–November 2020
  • Member @ Public Health Society, February 2019–May 2019

Professional Development

  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology @ UofSC via Dr. Melissa Nolan, December 2020
  • Microbiology @ UofSC via Dr. Anil Datt, May 2019
  • Ecology and Evolution @ UofSC via Dr. Robert Friedman, May 2019
  • Infectious Disease Ecology @ UofSC via Dr. Robert Norman, December 2018
  • Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, Vaccines @ Tel Aviv University via EdX, March 2018

Honors & Awards

  • Mu Chapter, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, induction, University of South Carolina, April 2021
  • Magellan Scholar Award, $2,500, University of South Carolina, April 2020
  • President’s Award, University of South Carolina, April 2020
  • Outstanding Senior Award, University of South Carolina, March 2020

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