Megan Carroll was first exposed to biostatistics as a high school student at the Yale Center for Analytics Sciences’ (YCAS) Young Scholars first summer program for high school students. Established in 2008, the two-week intensive program immerses high school students in R programming and public health research at the Yale School of Public Health. Last summer, the Hamden native helped lead the program while interning with YCAS.
Megan is a second-year student in the Master of Science program. She gravitates to R programming in her work and is particularly interested in applying her skills to infectious disease research and helping disadvantaged populations. For her thesis, she is working with Dr. Jaimie Meyer, Yale School of Nursing, to examine women in the Connecticut’s criminal justice system who are HIV-positive or at risk for HIV.