Alicia Duval, MPH, CHES

Lab Coordinator & Project Manager

Alicia Duval, MPH, CHES Lab Coordinator & Project Manager

Alicia Duval, MPH, CHES

Lab Coordinator & Project Manager

Alicia Duval serves as Lab Coordinator and Project Manager for our laboratory. During the final semester of her Master of Public Health program, Alicia was inspired to bridge the gap between public health and biological sciences, which sparked her interest in collaborating with The Sayes Group. She is interested in adverse outcome pathways (AOPs), specifically creating new AOPs focusing on environmental exposures and their relationship to the development of mitochondrial disease in humans (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, ALS).

After graduating from Baylor University with her Master's degree in Public Health in May 2017, she began her position as Lab Coordinator and Project Manager in our laboratory. She specializes in conducting literature reviews, project planning, and technical writing. As a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES), Alicia serves as the point of contact between our laboratory and the community.

Alicia received her B.S. in Biology in 2015 and a Master of Public Health in 2017 from Baylor University. In January 2018, she will begin the Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is expected to graduate in 2020 and hopes to work as a PA and eventually collaborate with the CDC to help alleviate health disparities across the nation.


  • Outstanding Graduate Student in Public Health, 2017
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, Nominee, 2017
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, Recipient, 2016
  • Provost’s Gold Scholarship Recipient, Baylor University, 2011-2015
  • Dean’s Academic Honor List, Baylor University, 2011, 2015
  •  Annual Greek Life Award Recipient for Cumulative 4.0 GPA, 2016


  • American Public Health Association, Student Member
  • Member of the Baylor University Graduate Student Association (GSA) (2015-2017)
  • Community Health Education Specialist (CHES)
  • CITI Certified


  • "Church-to-School Health Promotion in Southeast Brazil: A 10-year Partnership Development Project" Presenter, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado (2016)