Our research currently focuses on climate-health issues, vector borne disease modeling, geospatial models of intervention, and quantifying the social-ecological risk of viral emergence and vector borne disease exposure in a changing world.
We work with the applied realm, aiming to align our model findings with real-world decision making frameworks and scales. We seek to inform vector control, surveillance, and guide and engage further research into these systems.
We also work on ecology at the human-wildlife interface, particularly where it pertains to disease ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management.
We use methods from landscape ecology (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analyses), quantitative ecology, and epidemiology to analyze landscape change, health outcomes, and the impact of anthropogenic changes, including climate change.
Topics / ongoing projects
Vector ecology and social-ecological dynamics of VBDs
Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Disease (SECVBD), funded by CDC