RESEARCH FOCI: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Infectious Diseases, Surveillance, Disease Prevention & Control, Neglected Tropical Diseases
Makella Coudray entered the FIU School of Public Health Epidemiology Doctoral program in fall of 2017. Her major professor is Dr. Purnima Madhivanan. She earned her BSc. in Biology (cum laude) and Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) from St. Georges University, Grenada. Makella is currently a graduate assistant in the Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel School of Public Health. She collaborates with Dr. Stephens on research examining the psychosocial aspects of health inequities.
Makella’s research examines the correlates of persistent and recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV) among women as well as the vaginal microbial profile of women with asymptomatic BV. She is also interested in examining the relationships between BV and Human Papillomavirus as well as Herpes Simplex Virus 2 and Human Immunodeficiency Virus. As a Trinidad and Tobago National, Makella is uniquely aware of the public health concerns that plague the region. As such, she is also interested in investigating emerging infectious diseases and vector borne diseases that plague the region.View Makella's Research Video
Coudray M, Ruiz-Perez D, Colbert B, Mathee K, Narasimhan G, Madhivanan P. Vaginal Microbial Profile and Sociodemographic Characteristics of Young African American women with asymptomatic Bacterial Vaginosis. Miami Winter Symposium, Miami, Florida.
Coudray M, Madhivanan P. Intravaginal practices of young African American women and increased risk for Bacterial Vaginosis in the United States. American Public Health Association Annual Conference 2018, San-Diego, California.
Cadet G, Coudray M, Stephens D, Adsul P, Siddaiah A, Madhivanan P. Gender, Geography and Guidance: Factors influencing Indian Mothers Responses to ADHD. McNair Scholars Research Conference, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Colbert B, Madhivanan P, Coudray M, Perez D, Narasimhan G, Mathee K. To Treat or Not to Treat: Asymptomatic Bacterial Vaginosis and the Correlation to Human Papillomavirus in the United States. 20th Annual Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Ruiz-Perez D, Colbert B, Coudray M, Mathee K, Madhivanan P, Narasimhan G. Vaginal microbial profile of women with asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis in US. 20th Annual Biomedical & Comparative Immunology Symposium, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
Kiplagat S, Coudray M, Krupp K, Srinivas V, Jayakrishna P, Ravi K, Madhivanan P. HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs among rural pregnant women in Rural Mysore, India. Poster to be presented at the Stempel College Research Day, Miami, FL. February 15, 2018.
Kiplagat S, Coudray M, Krupp K, Srinivas V, Jayakrishna P, Ravi K, Madhivanan P. HIV Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs among rural pregnant women in Rural Mysore, India. Poster to be presented at the 9th International Workshop of HIV& Women, Seattle, WA. March 2-3, 2019.
Kiplagat S, Coudray M, Krupp K, Srinivas V, Jayakrishna P, Ravi K, Madhivanan P. How did Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) perform in rural Mysore District, India? Poster to be presented at the Unite for Sight Global Health conference, New Haven, CT. April 13-14, 2019.
To view research projects that Makella has taken a leadership role in developing and/ or implementing, please visit our Current Research and Completed Research study pages.Current Research
Analysis of dry vaginal swabs collected longitudinally from women asymptomatic for bacterial vaginosis (BV) for detection of oncogenic HPV and persistence of oncogenic HPV infections.
A mixed methods analysis of sexual health knowledge, practices and beliefs.