Masters of Public Health
FOR BEING A TEAM PLAYER:
While a Yale undergraduate in 2017, Chaney Kalinich interned at the Dengue Branch of Puerto Rico’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the aftermath of a Zika outbreak. While there, Chaney processed data through ArcGIS, a satellite mapping program providing data for the CDC to better understand how the virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses spread.
As goalkeeper for Yale's varsity field hockey team, Chaney wanted to stay in shape for her teammates back home at Yale – leading her to play for the Puerto Rican National Women’s Field Hockey Team. A moped accident caused severe injuries, requiring her immediate return to the United States. After surgery and almost a year of rehabilitation Chaney returned to the Puerto Rican National Team, tending goal during their Bronze Medal win in the International Field Hockey Series Open Tournament.
During her final year as an undergraduate, besides playing field hockey Chaney completed completed her Masters of Public Health degree, specializing in Epidemiology. She has returned to the CDC in Puerto Rico to perform Genomic Epidemiology research, and to train with the National Field Hockey Team.