Dr Christy Comeaux started working as a Project Officer at EDCTP in December 2015. Previously, she worked as a physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at an academic hospital in The Netherlands. Throughout her study and training, Christy has had an ongoing interest in infectious diseases as well as maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries.
Christy Comeaux was born and raised in the United States. After obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts for her graduate studies. As a trainee in the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program, her major research areas were tuberculosis and malaria. She earned her PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health (2009) from Harvard University for a study of epigenetic regulation of virulence factors in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. She received her medical degree in 2012 from Harvard Medical School.