My research interests lie at the intersection between people, animals, and the environment and how interactions among these entities affect human health.  I have spent much of my career studying the emergence of infectious diseases.  In my current position as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health at the Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, I develop collaborative and applied environmental health research projects that support the implementation of public health interventions and policy decisions that will improve the health of Alaskans.  Read more…

My postdoctoral research with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Vector-borne Diseases (CDC) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) focused on the ecology of Lyme disease, modeling and mapping disease vectors, and the seasonal prediction of West Nile virus.  Read more…

My dissertation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was on the ecology of Nipah virus in Bangladesh and the impact of deforestation on malaria in the Brazilian Amazon.  Read more…

My master’s of public health (MPH) research at Emory University focused on creating a Livelihood Vulnerability Index (LVI) to support climate change adaptation in Mozambique. Read more…