Whitney Richardson is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Whitney completed her Master of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her graduate research examined risk factors and inflammatory markers for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (a severe gastrointestinal disease) in pre-term neonates. In 2016, she joined Penn as a research assistant, and in 2017 she joined the I3 team. She is particularly interested in using epidemiologic methods to explore how immunology and microbiology impact disease.