I am an NIH research fellow broadly interested in the spatiotemporal population dynamics of infectious diseases, with a focus on immunization/mitigation strategies. My primary projects at the moment are concentrated at identifying, understanding, and maximizing spreadable or semi-transmissible vaccines, both in humans and wildlife. These projects utilize vampire bat rabies in Latin America and historical outbreaks of human poliovirus as study systems. I have multiple projects focused on understanding the drivers of disease (more than 100!) outbreak seasonality in the U.S. and across the globe. Finally, a branch of my research is focused on understanding the role of human birth seasonality in childhood infectious disease dynamics.
For the 2019-2020 academic year I anticipate my lab to include two previous UROP students (Clare and Victoria), as well as three new UROP students and two masters thesis students. Please contact me if you're interested in joining the lab.