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Danni Zhao MS

Danni graduated from Peking University in China with a Bachelor of Medicine in 2016. Following graduation from PKU, she came to U.S. and earned her MS in Global Health at Duke University in 2018. Danni's master thesis focused on evaluating the association between pain and depressive symptoms in advanced cancer patients. During her time at Duke, she discovered a great passion for epidemiology and statistical programming, and she is interested in utilizing large healthcare datasets to study drug use and drug effects in the population. This lead her to the CPHR program at UMass Medical School. Danni is presently a first-year Ph.D. student in the program, working on opioids-related pharmaco-epidemiology studies, and she is mentored by Professor Kate Lapane.