Respect & Dignity

Mission: The Circus of Scientific Curiosity believes that everyone should be treated with respect and dignity; even when they don't deserve it.

You Are Welcome Here, Until You Are Not

Vision: The Circus of Scientific Curiosity wants to be the premier source of scientific entertainment, education, and communication. Our goal is to become a studio for creativity and a salon for creative thought and progressive debates. You are always welcome here, until you are not.

This is T.J. "Snack Pax" Hardy. Aka Epidemiologist Pax aka snackpax.epi


Hi! It's Pax Your Favorite Field Epidemiologist

Hi I'm Pax and I am the owner and sole operator of the Circus of Scientific Curiosity. I am excited to build this brand for each of us to enjoy. 

I have always felt odd, awkward, and out of place in the world. So I created a place where all of us could leverage this feeling and become stronger together and as such I bring with me myself and a few hundred thousand friends. Together we will start a movement.

Please reach out through the email here and I will get back to you.

Love Always,


New ideas


Join Snack Pax, The Master of Ceremonies, and Curious Wanderer and they navigate the Menagerie of Mayhem

new things coming soon



The Circus of Scientific Curiosity will be launching a series of education programs.

Building community


This site or the community in general will neve cost you a dime. This community page and the podcase will remain free. However, tips are appreciated.

Learning more about public health best practices



I will be offering a wide range of public health consulting services.

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My Story

Who am I 

I was born in Greenwich, CT and grew up in nearby New Canaan, CT where I attended St. Luke's School until I graduated in 2004. I attended New York University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and went the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health where I earned a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Science with a concentration in Molecular Epidemiology. I spent two years in Thailand with the World Health Organization in their Field Epidemiology Training Program and then completed a fellowship in HIV at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health.

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