Kelly Broen Herdzik

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dept. of Global Health
Amsterdam University School of Medicine

Kelly is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Dept. of Global Health at the Amsterdam University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Epidemiologic Science (2023) and MPH in Epidemiology (2019) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Kelly’s dissertation research was focused on the intersecting social and environmental drivers of infectious disease risk across systems including malaria, SARS-CoV-2 and Coccidioides (Valley Fever).


University of Michigan School of Public Health | Ann Arbor, MI
PhD in Epidemiologic Science | 2023
MPH in Epidemiology | 2019

Emory University | Atlanta, GA
BS in Human Health & Quantitative Sciences | 2017


Broen, K., J. Dickens, R. Trangucci, M. D. Ogwang, C. N. Tenge, N. Masalu, S. J. Reynolds, E. Kawira, P. Kerchan, P. A. Were, R. T. Kuremu, W. N. Wekesa, T. Kinyera, I. Otim, I. D. Legason, H. Nabalende, I. D. Buller, L. W. Ayers, K. Bhatia, R. J. Biggar, et al. (2023). “Burkitt Lymphoma Risk Shows Geographic and Temporal Associations with Plasmodium Falciparum Infections in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya”. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 120.2, p. e2211055120. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2211055120.

Sakrejda, K., C. Zawitz, R. A. Weinstein, W. Trick, J. Rafinski, K. Broen, H. Steinberg, K. J. Popovich, and J. Zelner (2023). “Layered Screening and Contact-Limiting Interventions Are Necessary to Reduce SARS-Cov-2 Outbreak Risks in Large Urban Jails”. In: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 109.4, pp. 874-880. ISSN: 0002-9637, 1476-1645. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0716.

Zelner, J., K. Broen, and E. August (2022). “A Guide to Backward Paper Writing for the Data Sciences”. In: Patterns, p. 100423. ISSN: 2666-3899. DOI: 10.1016/j.patter.2021.100423.

Broen, K., R. Trangucci, and J. Zelner (2021). “Measuring the Impact of Spatial Perturbations on the Relationship between Data Privacy and Validity of Descriptive Statistics”. In: International Journal of Health Geographics 20.1, p. 3. ISSN: 1476-072X. DOI: 10.1186/s12942-020-00256-8.

Heaney, A. K., J. R. Head, K. Broen, K. Click, J. Taylor, J. R. Balmes, J. Zelner, and J. V. Remais (2021). “Coccidioidomycosis and COVID-19 Co-Infection, United States, 2020”. In: Emerging Infectious Diseases 27. DOI: 10.3201/eid2705.204661.

Zelner, J., N. Masters, K. Broen, and E. Lofgren (2020). “Preferential Observation of Large Infectious Disease Outbreaks Leads to Consistent Overestimation of Intervention Efficacy”. In: medRxiv, p. 2020.11.02.20224832. DOI: 10.1101/2020.11.02.20224832.