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Disease Eco-Epidemiology

We research the ecology, evolution, and epidemiology of vector-borne, wildlife, and zoonotic diseases using field-based studies and molecular tools.  By understanding how pathogens are maintained in nature, we aim to identify novel targets for interventions to reduce disease risk to humans, wildlife, and domestic animal populations.Dr. Sara Hamer group 2016


  • April 2017 In the Spring 2017 CVM Convocation Ceremony, Carolyn Hodo was awarded the Outstanding PhD Student Award, and Sarah Hamer was awarded the Richard H. Davis Teaching Award.
  • April 2017 Our collaborator Gabe Hamer is in the Ento news... Hamer Receives $3.5 Million to Study Mosquito-Borne Viruses
  • April 2017 Congrats to Dr. Carolyn Hodo for being selected as a 2017 Wildlife Disease Association Student Scholarship recipient. Carolyn wlll receive her $2000 award at the WDA meeting in Chiapas, Mexico, later this summer.
  • April 2017 Congrats to Dr. Rachel Curtis-Robles for being selected as one of the 2017 Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Students in the 'Excellence in Research-Doctoral' category.  Rachel will be honored with a luncheon and reception at the Stark Gallery and she will receive a plaque and watch.
  • March 2017 PhD students earned CVM High Impact Achievement Awards- Italo (first author paper), Carolyn (first author paper), Rachel (small grant) and Alyssa (large grant).

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