Dr. Campbell obtained her B.S. in microbiology from Cornell University and her MS and PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Miami. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has worked as a consultant to U.S. government clients for over seventeen years. She is currently the senior executive scientist with DCE Consulting and has two decades of professional experience in bioinformatics, as well as substantial experience in bench research in molecular and microbiology. During her career, she has focused on the analysis of population-based experiments designed to study both human disease and animal models of disease. Recent projects have involved designing informatics systems for biodefense, in silico identification of medical countermeasures and pathogen identification, and modeling of host-pathogen interactions from -omics experiments.
For the past seven years, Dr. Campbell has been an affiliate faculty member and a collaborator with Dr. Kylene Kehn-Hall and Dr. Aarthi Narayanan at George Mason University, working on DTRA grant HDTRA1-13-1-0006: Molecular Pathogenesis of Select Agent Viruses and their Attenuated Vaccine Derivatives. Dr. Campbell’s role in this grant has focused on developing informatics methods for analyzing and integrating high throughput proteomics and genomic data to determine human host pathways and functions associated with virulence in VEEV, RVFV, and Junin viruses.
Past projects have included directing the development of informatics tools and participating in collaborative research and customized bioinformatics data analysis with both clinical and basic science investigators to study a wide variety of complex neurological disorders. Dr. Campbell’s research work has encompassed both laboratory experiments and statistical and bioinformatics analysis of several important diseases, including Gaucher’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and neurofibromatosis, as well as modeling viral infections in humans.
Dr. Campbell has also designed and taught courses both on-line and face-to-face for over two decades in general biology, marine biology, and bioinformatics at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels. She currently teaches Introduction to Bioinformatics at AAP.