Dr. Rane has training in infectious disease epidemiology. She is mainly interested in the epidemiology and transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases and application of statistical methods to evaluate protective effects of vaccines at the individual and population level. Other areas of interest include modeling of fine-scale spatio-temporal dynamics of infectious diseases.
Before joining ISPH CUNY as a postdoc, Dr. Rane completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington where her work focused on understanding the resurgence and persistence of pertussis in areas of high vaccination coverage. Dr. Rane also has a Masters degree in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Masters degree in Virology from the National Institute of Virology, India. Prior research work includes influenza surveillance in urban areas, spatio-temporal spread of influenza during the 1918 pandemic, using EHRs and immunization registries for evaluating vaccine effects, and estimating the role of point-of-sale tobacco products on smoking initiation in adolescent populations.