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Presentations
  • Kairsten Fay (2019) The Unix Shell. Own Your Expertise - Write/Speak/Code, Seattle, WA, USA – Oral presentation
  • Kairsten Fay (2019) The Unix Shell. University of Washington eSciences Institute, Seattle, WA, USA – Oral presentation
  • Kairsten Fay (2018) Scientific Paper Writing with Tableau. University of Washington Tableau Day, Seattle, WA, USA – Oral presentation
  • Lafferty DJR, Bragina E, Clontz L, Davis B, Fay K, Feltner J, Kumar AV, Sanders D, Venezia R,Whitcher S, Zimova M, Mills LS (2016) Cultivating collaborations across the academic hierarchy: essential training for the next generation of wildlife ecologists. The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC, USA – Oral presentation
  • Mills LS, Bragina E, Fay K, Zimova M, Davis B, Kumar A, Lafferty DJR, Feltner J, Hackländer K, Alves P, Melo-Ferreira J, Pacifici K (2016) Lagging morphs of lagomorphs in winter. World Lagomorph Society, Turlock, CA, USA – Oral presentation
  • Lafferty DJR, Bragina E, Clontz L, Davis B, Fay K, Feltner J, Kumar AV, Sanders D, Venezia R, Whitcher S, Zimova M, Mills LS (2016) Snowshoe hare conservation physiology: a catalyst for cultivating collaborations. North Carolina State University Postdoctoral Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC, USA – Poster presentation
  • Garlapow ME, Everett LJ, Zhou S, Gearhart AW, Fay KA, Huang W, Arya GH, Turlapati L, St. Armour G, Hussain YN, McAdams SE, Mackay TFC (2015) Genetic and Genomic Response to Selection for Food Consumption in Drosophila melanogaster. The Arizona Physiological Society, Phoenix, AZ, USA - Poster presentation
  • Fay K, Gearhart AW, Garlapow ME, Zhou S, Morozova TV, Mackay TFC (2014) Longitudinal ethanol withdrawal and ethanol intake in outbred Drosophila melanogaster raised with and without ethanol-containing food. The Genetics Society of America Drosophila Research Conference, Chicago, IL, USA - Poster presentation
  • Gearhart AW, Fay K, Garlapow ME, Zhou S, Morozova TV, Mackay TFC (2014) Longitudinal ethanol withdrawal and ethanol intake in outbred Drosophila melanogaster raised with and without ethanol-containing food. W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology Student Symposium, Raleigh, NC, USA - Poster presentation
Other Work Experience

Research Technician, Jan 2015 - Sep 2016
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Planned, designed, and collected data for a geospatial dataset providing the first global view of coat color phenology patterns. Published the results in Science.
  • Publicized the data using Tableau’s website for public visualization dashboards.
  • Increased data coverage by 15% by recruiting collaborators’ help at inaccessible museums.

Laboratory Research Assistant, Apr 2014 - May 2015
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Designed an independent research project with available resources to improve scientific understanding of the genetic basis of alcohol addiction and withdrawal
  • Heightened lab and research visibility by presenting preliminary results at symposiums
Publications
  1. Health effects of dietary risks in 195 countries, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2019). Ashkan Afshin, Patrick John Sur, Kairsten A Fay, Leslie Cornaby, Giannina Ferrara, Joseph S Salama, Erin C Mullany, Kalkidan Hassen Abate, Cristiana Abbafati, Zegeye Abebe, Mohsen Afarideh, Anju Aggarwal, Sutapa Agrawal, Tomi Akinyemiju, Fares Alahdab, Umar Bacha, Victoria F Bachman, Hamid Badali, Alaa Badawi, Isabela M Bensenor, Eduardo Bernabe, Stan H Biryukov, Sibhatu Kassa K Biadgilign, Leah E Cahill, Juan J Carrero, Kelly M Cercy, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Anh Kim Dang, Meaza Girma Degefa, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Alireza Esteghamati, Sadaf Esteghamati, Jessica Fanzo, Carla Sofia E Sá Farinha, Maryam S Farvid, Farshad Farzadfar, Valery L Feigin, Joao C Fernandes, Luisa Sorio Flor, Nataliya A Foigt, Mohammad H Forouzanfar, Morsaleh Ganji, Johanna M Geleijnse, Richard F Gillum, Alessandra C Goulart, Giuseppe Grosso, Idris Guessous, Samer Hamidi, Graeme J Hankey, Sivadasanpillai Harikrishnan, Hamid Yimam Hassen, Simon I Hay, Chi Linh Hoang, Masako Horino, Farhad Islami, Maria D Jackson, Spencer L James, Lars Johansson, Jost B Jonas, Amir Kasaeian, Yousef Saleh Khader, Ibrahim A Khalil, Young-Ho Khang, Ruth W Kimokoti, Yoshihiro Kokubo, G Anil Kumar, Tea Lallukka, Alan D Lopez, Stefan Lorkowski, Paulo A Lotufo, Rafael Lozano, Reza Malekzadeh, Winfried März, Toni Meier, Yohannes A Melaku, Walter Mendoza, Gert B M Mensink, Renata Micha, Ted R Miller, Mojde Mirarefin, Viswanathan Mohan, Ali H Mokdad, Dariush Mozaffarian, Gabriele Nagel, Mohsen Naghavi, Cuong Tat Nguyen, Molly R Nixon, Kanyin L Ong, David M Pereira, Hossein Poustchi, Mostafa Qorbani, Rajesh Kumar Rai, Christian Razo-García, Colin D Rehm, Juan A Rivera, Sonia Rodríguez-Ramírez, Gholamreza Roshandel, Gregory A Roth, Juan Sanabria, Tania G Sánchez-Pimienta, Benn Sartorius, Josef Schmidhuber, Aletta Elisabeth Schutte, Sadaf G Sepanlou, Min-Jeong Shin, Reed J D Sorensen, Marco Springmann, Lucjan Szponar, Andrew L Thorne-Lyman, Amanda G Thrift, Mathilde Touvier, Bach Xuan Tran, Stefanos Tyrovolas, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja, Irfan Ullah, Olalekan A Uthman, Masoud Vaezghasemi, Tommi Juhani Vasankari, Stein Emil Vollset, Theo Vos, Giang Thu Vu, Linh Gia Vu, Elisabete Weiderpass, Andrea Werdecker, Tissa Wijeratne, Walter C Willett, Jason H Wu, Gelin Xu, Naohiro Yonemoto, Chuanhua Yu, and Christopher J L Murray.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30041-8
  2. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018). Jeffrey Stanaway, Ashkan Afshin, Emmanuela Gakidou, Stephen Lim, Tahiya Alam, Komal Ali, Jason Anderson, Brigette Blacker, Michael Brauer, Kate Causey, Kelly Cercy, Adrienne Chew, Aaron Cohen, Leslie Cornaby, Elizabeth Cromwell, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Louisa Degenhardt, Selina Deiparine, Aniruddha Deshpande, Samath Dharmaratne, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Kara Estep, Kairsten Fay, Valery Feigin, Giannina Ferrara, Kyle Foreman, Nancy Fullman, William Gardner, Caitlin Hawley, Simon Hay, Thomas Hsiao, Chantal Huynh, Caleb Irvine, Spencer James, Nicholas J Kassebaum, Grant Kemp, Ibrahim Khalil, Kris Krohn, Hmwe Kyu, Samantha Larson, Alan Lopez, Rafael Lozano, Helena Manguerra, Ashley Marks, Anoushka Millear, Molly Miller-Petrie, Awoke Misganaw, Ali Mokdad, Kate Muller, Mohsen Naghavi, Grant Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Emma Nichols, Molly Nixon, Elaine Nsoesie, Christopher Odell, Helen Olsen, Kanyin Ong, Katherine Paulson, Caroline Purcell, Robert Reiner, Marissa Reitsma, Yesenia Román, Gregory Roth, David Smith, Mari Smith, Reed Sorensen, Vinay Srinivasan, Michelle Subart, Patrick Sur, Andrew Theis, Anna Torre, Hayley Tymeson, Rachel Updike, Stein Emil Vollset, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Simon Yadgir, Stephanie Zimsen, and Christopher Murray.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6
  3. Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018). Christopher Murray, Charlton Callender, Xie Kulikoff, Vinay Srinivasan, Ashkan Afshin, Kareha Agesa, Nicholas Arian, Gregory Bertolacci, Paul Briant, Roy Burstein, Julian Chalek, Leslie Cornaby, Elizabeth Cromwell, Matthew Cunningham, Lalit Dandona, Rakhi Dandona, Nicole Davis Weaver, Louisa Degenhardt, Selina Deiparine, Samath Dharmaratne, Daniel Dicker, Charbel El Bcheraoui, Kara Estep, Tamer Farag, Kairsten Fay, Valery Feigin, Samuel Finegold, Kyle Foreman, John Fuller, Nancy Fullman, Emmanuela Gakidou, Gregory Garcia, Jingwen Guo, Simon Hay, Yihua He, Nathaniel Henry, Thomas Hsiao, Chad Ikeda, Spencer James, Nicholas Kassebaum, Grant Kemp, Ibrahim Khalil, Jun Kim, Kris Krohn, Michael Kutz, James Lee, Rafael Lozano, Felix Masiye, Molly Miller-Petrie, Awoke Misganaw, Ali Mokdad, Kate Muller, Mohsen Naghavi, Paulami Naik, Grant Nguyen, Molly Nixon, Christopher Odell, Aaron Osgood-Zimmerman, Maxwell Pierce, David Pigott, Caroline Purcell, Sarah Ray, Robert Reiner, Nicholas Roberts, Joseph Salama, Kathryn Schelonka, Katya Shackelford, Naris Silpakit, Caitlyn Steiner, Leo Stewart, Michelle Subart, Patrick Sur, Dillon Sylte, Anna Torre, Stein Emil Vollset, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Stephanie Zimsen, Leo Zoeckler, Alan Lopez, and Stephen Lim.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32278-5
  4. The Global Nutrient Database: availability of macronutrients and micronutrients in 195 countries from 1980 to 2013 (2018). Josef Schmidhuber, Patrick Sur, Kairsten Fay, Bethany Huntley, Joseph Salama, Alexander Lee, Leslie Cornaby, Masako Horino, Christopher Murray, Ashkan Afshin. Lancet Planetary Health 2: e353-68.
    DOI: 10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30170-0
  5. Winter Coat Color Polymorphisms Identify Global Hotspots for Evolutionary Rescue from Climate Change (2018). L. Scott Mills, Eugenia V. Bragina, Alexander V. Kumar, Marketa Zimova, Diana J. R. Lafferty, Jennifer Feltner, Brandon M. Davis, Klaus Hackländer, Paulo C. Alves, Jeffrey. M. Good, José Melo-Ferreira, Andreas Dietz, Alexei V. Abramov, Natalia Lopatina, Kairsten Fay. Science.
    DOI: 10.1126/science.aan8097
  6. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (2017). Emmanuela Gakidou, Ashkan Afshin, Tahiya Alam, Komal Ali, Nick Arian, Ryan Barber, James Bennett, Stan Biryukov, Michael Brauer, Blair Bumgarner, Kelly Cercy, Fiona Charlson, Aaron Cohen, Hayley Comfort, Leslie Cornaby, Lalit Dandona, Ralhi Dandona, Louisa Degenhardt, Selina Deiparine, Ani Deshpande, Sarah Duncan, Holly Erskine, Kara Estep, Kairsten Fay, Alize Ferrari, Tina Fitzmaurice, Abie Flaxman, Kyle Foreman, Joey Frostad, Nancy Fullman, Will Godwin, Nick Graetz, Jingwen Guo, Caitie Hawley, Simon Hay, Chad Ikeda, Caleb Irvine, Catherine Johnson, Nick Kassebaum, Laura Kemmer, Ibrahim Khalil, Jun Kim, Kris Krohn, Michael Kutz, Hmwe Kyu, Alex Lee, Janni Leung, Stephen Lim, Patrick Liu, Helena Manguerra, Anoushka Millear, Shawn Minnig, Mojde Mirarefin, Awoke Misganaw, Ali Mokdad, Cliff Mountjoy-Venning, Erin Mullany, Kate Muller, Mohsen Naghavi, Grant Nguyen, Minh Nguyen, Emma Nichols, Helen Olsen, Martin Pletcher, Caroline Purcell, Bobby Reiner, Marissa Reitsma, Yesenia Roman, Greg Roth, Nafis Sadat, Joseph Salama, Damian Santomauro, Chloe Shields, Erica Leigh Slepak, David Smith, Mari Smith, Reed Sorensen, Vinay Srinivasan, Caitlyn Steiner, Bryan Strub, Michelle Subart, Patrick Sur, Ornwipa Thamsuwan, Andrew Theis, Anna Torre, Rachel Updike, Vidhya Venkateswaran, Stein Emil Vollset, Theo Vos, Harvey Whiteford, Rachel Woodbrook, Sarah Wulf Hanson, Simon Yadgir, Steph Zimsen, Ben Zipkin, and Chris Murray. The Lancet (390):10100.
    DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32366-8
  7. Genetic and genomic response to selection for food consumption in Drosophila melanogaster (2016). Garlapow ME, Everett LJ, Zhou S, Gearhart AW, Fay KA, Huang W, Morozova TV, Arya GH, Turlapati L, St. Armour G, Hussain YN, McAdams SE, Fochler S, Mackay TFC. Behav Genet 45(5).
    DOI: 10.1007/s10519-016-9819-x