Josh Suresh has a PhD in astrophysics from Harvard University, as well as dual BS degrees in mathematics and physics from MIT. His doctoral work involved using large-scale hydrodynamic simulations to study the formation and evolution of galaxies. Specifically, his thesis focused on how to leverage observations of the circumgalactic medium to inform and constrain theoretical models of key galaxy physics, e.g. feedback from supernovae and supermassive black holes. As part of the malaria team at IDM, Josh is focused on using epidemiological modeling to directly inform and support malaria elimination efforts in sub-Saharan Africa.