Titles and Education
- DVM 2000, University of Illinois
- 2000, University of Illinois, Epidemiology
- PhD 1996, Harvard University, Biological Anthropology
- BA 1990, Amherst College, Biology and English
My research focuses on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease, combining field and laboratory studies to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across complex landscapes, and over time. The overall goal is to discover generalized mechanisms that govern pathogen transmission, evolution, and emergence, and to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans while helping to conserve the rapidly changing ecosystems that they share.
For more information about my research, teaching, and other activities, please visit my lab website.