Abigail Bickford

Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health

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Abigail completed a BA from Goucher College in 2012, double majoring in chemistry and sociology. During her undergraduate studies she worked in an inorganic chemistry laboratory investigating malaria. Upon graduation she was selected to join Teach For America and was employed in the Baltimore City Public School System teaching middle school science to 7th and 8th graders.  During this time she received her teaching certificate and MS in Education Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Currently Abigail is engaged in a doctoral studies program in Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland, College Park where she also serves as a Graduate Assistant and course instructor for the Global Public Health Scholars program. Her research interests include the impact of social media and mass media on health, the role of pop culture, social movements, social justice, adolescent health, sexual health, and global health. 

Selected Publications

Pasternack, R. F., Munda, B., Bickford, A., Gibbs, E. J., & Scolaro, L. M. (2010). On the kinetics of formation of hemozoin, the malaria pigment.Journal of inorganic biochemistry104(10), 1119-1124.