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Adam Akullian is a Scientist at IDM and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington. Adam has a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington and an Sc.B. in Environmental Science from Brown University. As a doctoral candidate, Adam studied the spatial epidemiology of emerging enteric diseases in Kenya, as well as the geography of HIV in rural areas of Kenya and Uganda. He is recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Before graduate school, Adam worked as a research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley where he investigated the ecology and spatial patterns of Schistosoma japonicum in China. As a member of the IDM’s research team, Adam is dedicated to understanding what it will take to end the HIV epidemic, considering heterogeneous risk of acquisition and transmission across populations, and uses mathematical modeling and spatial epidemiology in his work.