Ph.D. Student Profile

Nina  Masters, MPH, A.B.

Nina Masters, MPH, A.B.

  • Doctoral Student


Princeton University, Chemistry and Materials Science Engineering (A.B, 2014)
University of Michigan, Global Health Epidemiology (MPH, 2018)

Research Interests & Projects

Committed to improving disease outcomes of populations by highlighting and clarifying the role of spatial heterogeneity and untimely vaccination within and between communities. This involves finding the best ways to quantify vaccine hesitancy and under-vaccination within communities, as well as identifying the impacts vaccine hesitancy has on immunity levels in populations of different sizes.  I am working under the mentorship of Dr. Matthew Boulton. I also maintain a vaccine-related blog,, to communicate scientific concepts in a publicly accessible way.

Selected Publications

Masters, N.B., Abeje, Y., Wagner, A.L., Boulton, M.L. Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers and Association with Childhood Vaccination Timeliness in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2018. doi:10.1080/21645515.2018.1480242.

Brouwer, A.F., Masters, N.B., Eisenberg, J.N.S. Quantitative microbial risk assessment and transmission modeling of waterborne pathogens. CEHR. Apr 20, 2018. doi: 10.1007/s40572-018-0196-x. [Epub ahead of print].

Masters, N.B., Wagner, A.L., Carlson, B.F., Boulton, M.L. Vaccination timeliness and co-administration among Kenyan Children. Vaccine. 2018;36(11): 1353-1360.