Brooks is a PhD student in the Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Prior to enrolling at the UW, Brooks worked as a researcher for the Johns Hopkins Center for Global NCD Research and Training. His work encompassed data analysis, programming, writing, student mentorship, and expert support for study implementation at the center’s international sites in Lima and Puno, Peru; Nakaseke, Uganda; and Bhaktapur, Nepal. His interests are varied and include infectious disease, maternal/child health, climate change, and humanitarian emergencies. He received his MSPH from the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he studied Global Disease Epidemiology and Control.