Elynna Volkova

Temple University , Class of 2025

Major: Public Health

Elynna Volkova is a junior majoring in Public Health and an Accelerated 4+1 Masters of Public Health candidate at Temple University. She hopes to concentrate in Epidemiology, but also hopes to learn anthropological and sociological methods on the side. She is interested in the sociology of science, the ways social and economic organization influence health exposures, and the ways conceptualizations of health are replicated across communities and societies.

Volkova is working on two projects as a SUMR scholar. With Dr. Daria Murosko, she works on a project describing patterns of residential mobility among premature infants and their impacts on healthcare utilization. With Andrea Bilger and Dr. Peter Cronholm at the Mixed Methods Research Lab, she learns qualitative data coding skills through various ongoing mixed-methods projects.

Before SUMR, Volkova did data work for Temple University’s Human Exposure Assessment Lab led by Dr. Inkyu Han. At Temple, she is a member of the Alpha Omega chapter of the Eta Sigma Gamma Health Education Society, the Ukrainian Society, and the Powerlifting Club. In her free time, Volkova enjoys knitting/crocheting, making soup, and fostering cats.