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Student Spotlight - Dan Brook

Marcus Harrigan 

Dan Brook
Blue Ash, Ohio


Research interests:

Infectious Disease and Addiction Epidemiology

Awards, honors, publications:

2019 NIAID/IDSA Infectious Disease Research Careers Meeting
2018 Infectious Disease Society of America Medical Scholars Program
2018 Ohio State College of Medicine Alumni Association Travel Award
2018 Ohio State College of Public Health Lemeshow Travel Award
2016 Ohio State Medical Student Roessler Research Scholarship
2016 Ohio State College of Medicine “Dr. F. Michael Minch Scholarship for business and policy matters with respect to healthcare”
2016 Ohio State University College of Medicine Professionalism Scholarship
2016 PNHP Nicholas Skala Student Health Activist Scholarship
2016 Ohio State College of Medicine Neurology Block Candy Apple Award Winner

Chisolm, DJ, Brook, DL, Applegate, MS, Kelleher, KJ. Social determinants of health
priorities of state Medicaid programs. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Mar
14;19(1):167. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-3977-5. PubMed PMID: 30871510.

Bernot, KM, Nemer, JS, Santhanam, R, Liu, S, Zorko, NA, Whitman, SP, Dickerson, KE, Zhang, M, Yang, X, McConnell, KK, Ahmed, EH, Muñoz, MR, Siebenaler, RF, Marcucci, GG, Mundy-Bosse BL, Brook, DL, Garman, S, Dorrance, AM, Zhang, X, Zhang, J, Lee, RJ, Blum, W, Caligiuri, MA, Marcucci, G. Eradicating acute myeloid leukemia in a MllPTD/wt:Flt3ITD/wt murine model: a path to novel therapeutic approaches for human disease. Blood. 2013 Nov 28.

Bernot, KM, Siebenaler, RF, Whitman, SP, Zorko, NA, Marcucci, GG, Santhanam, R, Ahmed, EH, Ngangana, M, McConnell, KK, Nemer, JS, Brook, DL, Kulp, SK, Chen, CS, Frankhouser, D, Yan, P, Bundschuh, R, Zhang, X, Dorrance, AM, Dickerson, KE, Jarjoura, D, Blum, W, Marcucci, G, Caligiuri, MA. Toward personalized therapy in AML: in vivo benefit of targeting aberrant epigenetics in MLL-PTD-associated AML. Leukemia. 2013 Dec.

​Long term goals/aspirations:

Physician-scientist in infectious disease epidemiology.

​Post MSTP Training dream job:

Director of a center for clinical and translational science while maintaining epidemiology research and infectious disease clinical practices.


What you enjoy outside of school:

running, cycling, triathlons, and backpacking

A talent you have always wanted:

to be able to easily pick up new languages and instruments.

Favorite quote:

    “Not all who wander are lost” - Gandalf


Favorite book:

     Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Can't live without:

my partner Jaclyn

If you weren't in MSTP, what would you be doing now?

Working in wilderness therapy