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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

  • July 2017

    Whoop! Congrats Carolyn for being named the recipient of the 2017 American Commttee of Medical Entomology (ACME) Young Investigator Award- Graduate on behalf of ACME and the overarching American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

  • June 2017

    Alyssa's NSF Grow propsal to study Chagas disease ecology with Dr. Ana Marie Jansen at FIOCRUZ has been funded! She has also been awarded travel funding from the CVM Student Self Directed Study Abroad Scholarship, and the CVM Advance Developmental Training Award.

  • June 2017 We've officially processed our 3,000th citizen-submitted kissing bug! Please read more about our Citizen Science program and how to submit bugs to our program at our website. You can also work with the interactive map to see the origin of all these bugs across ~15 states since 2013. Thanks to all citizen scientists to help generate this unprecedented dataset.
  • June 2017 Congrats to Dr. Hodo on a successful PhD defense and dissertation completion.
  • May 2017 Welcome to Dr. Jillian Wormington as our newest postdoctoral associate!

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