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Dana Kristine Pasquale

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences
Population Health Sciences
215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701


Dr. Dana K Pasquale earned a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill, earned an MPH in health behavior from East Carolina University, and completed three years as a postdoc in the Duke University Department of Sociology.  She combines social network and pathogen genetic data to study infectious disease transmission networks.  The majority of Dana’s work is domestic, examining HIV and syphilis transmission in North Carolina.  She also uses clonal bacterial data, pathogen genetic data, and location information to study hospital-acquired multi-drug resistant infections.  Dana is the PI of Duke RDS^2:  Respondent-Driven Sampling for Respiratory Disease Surveillance, a CDC-funded snowball sampling study to locate active, undiagnosed SARS-CoV-2 cases in Durham County.  She is also externally funded by NIH and NSF as a co-Investigator.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences · 2022 - Present Population Health Sciences, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School of Medicine · 2018 Ph.D.
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine · 2009 M.P.H.