RESEARCH: Biosphere-atmosphere interaction, including weather, climate, and human-induced environmental effects on public health, disease, and ecosystems; use of disease detection in disaster preparedness and response; remote and in situ sensing; and atmospheric effects on electromagnetic propagation. Led team on discovery of open ocean hurricane-induced phytoplankton blooms.
Peer-Reviewer for medical and health journals: Pediatrics, Inhalation Toxicology, Epidemiology and Infection, International Journal of Environmental Health Research, European Respiratory Journal, Atmospheric Environment, Environmental Research, and Journal of Medical Virology.
Peer-reviewer for atmospheric and oceanographic science journals: Radio Science, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Annales Geophysicae, Journal of Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Journal of Marine Science, Advances in Space Research.
Peer-Reviewer for NASA and NSF proposals.
Volunteer judge at high school science fairs, 2000 to present.
JHU/APL Stuart S. Janney Program Training and Professional Development Fellowship, 2002
US Army Greatest Inventions Program Award, from the US Army Medical
Research and Materiel Command, as participating team member for the
Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based
Epidemics (ESSENCE), 2003
Certificate of Achievement for successful completion of the PC HYSPLIT
Training Workshop, from NOAA Air Resources Laboratory, 3-5 May, 2005
2004 JHU/APL Outstanding Research Paper in an Externally Refereed Publication Award for hurricane paper, November, 2005
2005 JHU/APL R. W. Hart Prize Honoring Excellence in Independent Research and Development, as a team member on work involving Bayesian fusion of public health and biosensor data for disease outbreak classification, November, 2006
2006 JHU/APL Outstanding Special Publication Award, as coauthor for Chapter 6 entitled "Bayesian fusion of syndromic surveillance with sensor data for disease outbreak classification," in Science, Engineering, and Biology Informatics Vol. 2, Life Science Data Mining, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 119-140, 2006.
March 24, 2009: Awarded US Patent 7508999: Fiber optic sensor device for measuring chromophoric compounds in biological fluid.
December 8, 2009: Awarded US Patent 7629881: Sensor-based adaptive wearable devices and methods.
April 23, 2012: Member of team nominated for JHU/APL 2011 Government Purpose Innovation Award for the GAIA Collaboratory.