Lindsey Abellard

University of Richmond, Class of 2025

Major: Health Studies

Minor: Biology and Data Science & Statistics

Lindsey Abellard is a senior at the University of Richmond, pursuing a BS with majors in Biology and Health Studies, and a minor in Data Science. She is interested in working at the intersection between clinical epidemiology and health services, aspiring to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Post-graduation, Lindsey plans to pursue a PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology.

Lindsey is engaged in two projects. The Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) project, under the guidance of Dr. Heather H. Burris, aims to understand how influences in early human development shape health across generations, employing an observational study approach. Additionally, Lindsey collaborates on a project led by Dr. Tim Nelin, which explores parental views on neighborhood environment and air quality’s effects on preterm infants, using a mixed methods study design.

At the University of Richmond, Lindsey serves as a flu clinic coordinator, helping to organize and execute an annual vaccination campaign. She is also an event coordinator for the Pre-Health club. In her free time, she loves watching shows, reading science fiction books, and singing.