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Arnold School of Public Health

Meet Our Team

Dr. Abbi Lane Cordova

Dr. Abbi Lane-Cordova

Dr. Lane-Cordova's research is focused on understanding the processes underlying the increased long-term heart disease risk in women who have had certain complications in pregnancy, such as preterm birth, high blood pressure in pregnancy, or preeclampsia.

Marcey Jiles

Marcey Jiles

Marcey is a student in the Exercise Science Master’s program. After completing this degree, she plans to pursue a PhD in Kinesiology and Nutrition. Ultimately, she hopes to become a research professor and study the implementation of nutrition and exercise interventions to combat obesity and other illnesses. Marcey chose to work in the WVHL because her mother suffered pregnancy complications which led to later cardiovascular issues.

Zoe Rhodes

Zoe Rhodes

Zoe is a second-year exercise science master’s student. She hopes to attend PA school in the future. She spends most of her time outside of class napping, working and studying.

William Tucker

William Tucker

William is a senior biology major with chemistry and business administration minors at UofSC. After graduation in May 2021, he plans on obtaining a PhD in molecular biology at the University of Virginia. In his free time, he loves fishing, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

Lohita Kollipara

Lohita Kollipara

Lohita Kollipara is an ambitious pre-medical student pursuing a Biological Sciences major at UofSC in the Honors College. She hopes to attend medical school and continue her focus on women’s and minority focused health, using her clinical and personal skills that she has gained through the Women’s Vascular Health lab. In her free time she an avid nap-taker, hiker, and enjoys playing the guitar.

Brooke Wilson

Brooke Wilson

Brooke is an Honors College student graduating in May 2021 with an Exercise Science major and Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior minor. She plans to attend medical school and become a rural Family Medicine physician with obstetrics training. In her free time, she enjoys going on long walks, listening to podcasts, and learning local history.

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Olivia Cancian

Olivia is a senior public health student at UofSC. After graduation, she plans to get into health policy and ultimately to work with policy that disproportionately impacts women in order to improve women’s maternity care and overall health. In her free time she loves to travel, sew, go to concerts and work out as she works towards her personal training certification.

 

Lab Alumni

Chloe Caudell

Chloe Caudell

At the Honors College at UofSC, Chloe studied Public Health and Spanish and graduated May 2020. Chloe is currently in medical school at USC School of Medicine Greenville pursuing a MD degree. She aspires to be a physician who will serve all individuals with cultural competence and understanding to ensure the highest level of care.

Abby Heinichen

Abby Heinichen

Abby graduated from the South Carolina Honors College in May 2020, There, she studied Exercise Science with a minor in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior. Currently, Abby is working in Chattanooga, TN as an emergency room technician in the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger Health System. She plans to attend Physician Assistant school and eventually work in obstetrics and women’s health.

Nicole Hoffner

Nicole Hoffner

At UofSC Nicole majored in Exercise Science and minored in Medical Humanities and Spanish before graduating in 2019. Currently, she is working as a tutor and volunteering with the refugee community outside Atlanta while applying to Master’s of Nursing programs.

Catherine O'Byrne

Catherine O'Byrne

During her time at UofSC, Catherine majored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minored in English. She graduated in May 2020 and is now a medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She is currently undecided about which specialty she will enter. However, she is partial to Obstetrics and Gynecology to continue using the skills and knowledge she gained in Dr. Lane-Cordova’s lab!

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Paige Johnson

With aspirations of being a physician assistant, Paige is currently finishing her Exercise Science, M.S. and will be attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program in the spring.  She is a lover, helper, and leader that loves to travel to see other cultures outside of the small-town where she grew up.  She believe that hardwork can overcome any obstacle and dreams are meant to come true. 

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Erin O'Connor

Erin graduated from UofSC in December 2020 with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health.  She plans to attend medical school to become an osteopathic physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She valued being a member of the Women’s Vsacular Health Lab as we seek to discover more about women and the factors affecting our health.

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Deja Linton

Deja majored in exercise science with a psychology minor. She hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy after graduating in December 2020. She's so thankful to have had the opportunity to learn more about women’s and vascular health!

 


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