Dr. Amanda Wilson Honored With Health Sciences Career Development Award

Dr. Amanda Wilson smiling at camera
UArizona Health Sciences Connect
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Career Development Awards (CDA) program recently selected Dr. Amanda Wilson, as one of its four 2021 recipients. Dr. Wilson is interested in the impact of everyday human interactions in built environments on health, especially in terms of microbial exposure and risk assessment and is mentored by BIO5 member, Dr. Paloma Beamer. She hopes to harness the methods of science, mathematical modeling, sociology and psychology to learn more about the chemical-exposure risks associated with cleaning and disinfection practices, weighing them against the risks posed by viruses and other pathogens. Recently, she co-developed a risk-scoring algorithm for a COVID-19 contact tracing app, Covid Watch.