Rachel Paige Casey is starting her PhD in Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University. She earned her BSE in Kinesiology and MS in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arkansas. This summer, she completed a Master of International Affairs in International Development and Economic Policy from the Bush School at Texas A&M.
Since 2016, Rachel Paige has been the editorial assistant for the Journal of Drug Education: Substance Abuse Research and Prevention. Additionally, she has been involved in various research activities regarding the economic, public health, and sociopolitical impacts of infectious diseases as well as the relationship between infectious diseases and conflict. Currently, Rachel Paige is working on a project examining vaccine hesitancy in the United States.
Macey Lively studied International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, where she concentrated on biodefense, pandemic policy, and infectious diseases in developing areas. During her second year, she assisted on a project with USAID Pakistan on human health and is currently working on a study in the Brazos County examining community awareness of neglected tropical diseases, such as hookworm. She hopes to help pave the way for education and intervention opportunities. She will also continue to research the impact of conflict on health infrastructure and the spread of infectious diseases.