Lab Members


Diuk-Wasser, Maria Ana

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Biography

Professor Diuk-Wasser is interested in modeling the eco-epidemiological drivers of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, using intensive field and laboratory-derived data. Under the conceptual framework of landscape epidemiology and using the tools of geographic information systems, remote sensing and spatial statistics, she predicts human disease foci by modeling the distribution of pathogens, vectors and hosts. Within these areas of risk, she is currently focusing on environmental...

Professor Diuk-Wasser is interested in modeling the eco-epidemiological drivers of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, using intensive field and laboratory-derived data. Under the conceptual framework of landscape epidemiology and using the tools of geographic information systems, remote sensing and spatial statistics, she predicts human disease foci by modeling the distribution of pathogens, vectors and hosts. Within these areas of risk, she is currently focusing on environmental drivers of pathogen transmission dynamics, with the ultimate goal of generating spatio-temporal predictions of risk. Current areas of interest include identifying environmental drivers of tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease and babesiosis; investigating the effects of climate and water insecurity in dengue transmission in Colombia and integrating remotely sensed and census data to map high deprivation areas in Salvador, Brazil. Past research includes modeling irrigated malaria in Mali and the role of host diversity in West Nile virus transmission. Other research interests include landscape ecology, population genetics, behavioral ecology and conservation biology.

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Lab Staff

Steeves, Tanner K.

Research Associate

Tizard, Francesica

Senior Administrative Assistant

     

Postdocs

Carpi, Giovanna

Postdoctoral Associate in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

States, Sarah Louise

Research Interests: Disease ecology; Lyme disease; babesiosis; Mycoplasma gallisepticum; behavioral ecology

     

Graduate Students

Carpio, Malia

Mph Student

Phelps , Matthew

Mph Student

Walter, Katharine

PhD Student

     

Undergraduate Students

Beilinson , Rebecca

Yale Undergraduate

James, Lorraine

Yale Undergraduate

St. Jean , Denise

Yale Undergraduate

Underwood , James

Yale Undergraduate

     

Research Assistants

Gray, Charlene

Research Assistant

Parmer, James ‘Cody’

Research Assistant

     

Davis, Steven

Senior Lecturer

    Fish, Durland

    Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Forestry And Environmental Studies

    Research Interests: Vector-borne diseases; ecology; evolution; epidemiology; prevention; climate change; borrelia; babesia; ticks; mosquitoes

    • Office: (203) 785-3525

    Holford, Theodore R

    Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Professor of Statistics

    Research Interests: Development and application of statistical methods in health research; Methodology for the analysis of spatial and temporal trends in disease

    • Office: (203) 785-2822

    Ko, Albert Icksang

    Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)
    Department Chair - Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    Research Interests: Urban slum health, Leptospirosis; Dengue; Bacterial meningitis; Vaccine preventable diseases

    • Office: (203) 785-6269

    Krause, Peter James

    Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), in Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and in Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Lecturer in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests: Vector borne diseases

    Clinical Interests: Vector borne diseases in children and adults; Pediatric infectious diseases

    • Office: (203) 785-3223
         

    Brinkerhoff, Jory

    Assistant Professor

    Cislo, Paul

    Research Assistant

    Finch, Casey

    MPh Student

    Folsom-O'Keefe, Corrine

    Research Associate

    Gupta , Abhinav

    MPh Student

    Padmanabha, Harish

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Salim , Mohammed

    MPh Student

    Simpson, Jennifer

    Research Associate