MPH Student, Marissa Valentine-King “Rocked” Public Health in 2017

Environmental and Global Health student, Marissa Valentine King, was recognized by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice for the Students Who Rocked Public Health 2017. This is the second year that students contributions to the Public Health field were recognized by the publication.

Valentine King, a PhD candidate, identified a rare mutation that causes levofloxacin resistance in a urinary isolate, alongside Dr. Mary B. Brown. The study investigated antibiotic resistance profiled and prevalence in Ureaplasma species isolated from college-aged women with first-time UTI. This was published in October in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

Congratulations, Marissa!