I am an infectious disease ecologist. My primary interest is the seasonality of infectious diseases; although I am broadly interested in various aspects of disease and population ecology. My current research focuses on trying to understand the ecological, demographic, and environmental drivers behind seasonal epidemics of early-life infections, including poliomyelitis, measles, and chickenpox. A few of my additional interests are biological rhythms, digital epidemiology, transgenerational immunity, and vaccine modes of action. My work focuses on various ecological questions, but one unifying feature is that I use statistical inference techniques to couple disease incidence data with mechanistic epidemiological models to gain insight to the population dynamics of disease.
You can find my CV and detailed information about my projects at my website. You can also keep track of me on my Google Scholar Profile. I tweet about disease ecology, science, and programming at @ME__.
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
B.S. Biology, University of Alaska Southeast
B.S. Mathematics, University of Alaska Southeast