Aisha Dickerson, PhD on making it in epi and being a university mascot

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Aisha Dickerson, PhD is an epidemiologist who studies environmental risk factors for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Aisha tells me about her long and complicated path to her faculty position and her tenacity in getting there. Her path includes partying in undergrad, being rejected by an MSPH program but convincing admissions to enroll her, receiving many rejections of applications for faculty positions, and landing at Johns Hopkins. Aisha was the mascot Blaze for the University of Alabama, auditioned for the reality show Love Connection, and can be bribed with carrot cake. You'll LOL with this one for sure!

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