Martin Lab Members

Dr. Emily Martin – Associate Professor



Betsy Salzman – Lab Manager

headshotBetsy has a masters in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, a BS in Cell and Molecular Biology from Grand Valley State University.  She loves all things molecular and keeps things rolling in the lab. Betsy has a small science-themed craft business and enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband, and black salzcat.



Hannah Segaloff – PhD student


Hannah received her Masters in Public Health at the University of Michigan with Dr. Alex Rickard. She moved one lab over the pursue her PhD in Dr. Martin’s lab in Fall 2015. Her research interests include the Epidemiology of viral transmission. She is a recipient of the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham Summer Award, and the International Institute Student Fellowship.



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Khalil Chedid – PhD Student


Khalil earned his MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine and MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health before joining the Martin lab in 2016 to pursue a PhD in epidemiology. His research interests include the role of environmental contamination and asymptomatic carriage in the transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria.


Peter DeJonge – PhD Student


Peter joined the Martin Lab in September 2017 and is interested in infectious disease epidemiology and the community surveillance of outbreaks. He currently works with the Household Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness (HIVE) study, the Michigan Child Care Related Infections Surveillance Program (MCRISP), and a project to improve illness data usage within daycare facilities. His dissertation revolves around the role of respiratory disease in child care settings.


Bonnie Cheng – Masters Student

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Latifa Bazzi – Analyst

Latifa Bazzi receiveBazzi Headshotd her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. She joined the Martin lab as an analyst in 2019. Her academic interests include infectious epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, and epidemiological and statistical methods.




Caleb Ward – Masters Student

CWard-1Caleb is pursuing his masters in Global Health Epidemiology. He is interested in health needs following natural disasters and conflict. In the summer of 2019, he completed an internship in Tamale, Ghana administering a regional survey on lab quality and testing.

Skylar Capriola – Masters Student

website_skylar.jpgSkylar is currently pursuing his MPH in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology. In 2018, he earned his BS in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. He joined the Martin lab during the fall of 2018 and since that time he has mostly worked with the Hospitalized Acute Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (HAIVEN) study. Skylar’s work primarily consists of using molecular methods to help deduce the type of viral infection a hospitalized adult patient experienced. His interests include both infectious disease epidemiology and chronic disease epidemiology. His long-term goal as a public health professional is to be a part of an initiative that seeks to implement viable preventive educational programs and practices within American Indian communities to help prevent both acute and chronic diseases.