Trainee Information

Current Trainees

Eleanor Peters Bergquist grew up in St. Louis and graduated from Colby College with a BA; the University of London, School of African and Oriental Studies with an MA in Medical Anthropology; and Tulane University with an MSPH in Parasitology. She is currently a PhD candidate at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University and sometimes Washington University in St. Louis. When she was an Epidemiologist at the St. Louis County Department of Health, she wrote a blog post for the Center. Eleanor has enjoyed working in the small groups that the Center affords. After graduation, she plans to obtain a more permanent university appointment.


Branson Fox grew up in St. Louis and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Geospatial Computation, at Saint Louis University. He is currently a member of several research teams, including at the Public Health Data & Training Center. Branson enjoys drinking coffee, cleaning data, and making maps.  He is interested in urban sociology and the sociology of health, as well as quantitative methods with an emphasis on spatial data. After graduation, Branson plans to pursue a doctorate in Sociology.

Yueming Zhao is from China and received her medical degree from Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Currently she is a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate specializing in epidemiology/biostatistics at the Brown School. Yueming has worked at the Public Health Data & Training Center since September 2018. She works with hospitalization data and creates interactive data visualization dashboards which show the burden of public health issues across different geographic regions. She enjoys the adventure of exploring new tools while dealing with data. After graduation, Yueming plans to pursue a career in translational research and health education.