Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University

I'm a postdoctoral fellow at Indiana University, where I am funded by an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work with Ellen Ketterson and Richard Hall on modeling how shifts in migratory behavior (driven by urbanization, climate, and supplemental food) influence vector-borne disease dynamics in dark-eyed juncos.

I recently completed a year-long postdoctoral position at Montana State University, where I worked with Raina Plowright on the spatial and temporal dynamics of zoonotic viruses. I received my PhD in 2017 from the University of Georgia, where I worked with Sonia Altizer and Daniel Streicker on resource provisioning and wildlife disease, especially on developing novel theory and on empirical work centered around vampire bats and white ibis.

I'm interested in how resource availability affects wildlife–pathogen interactions, linking within- and between-host infection processes, and how these perspectives can help predict and manage risk of zoonotic pathogen spillover from bats and birds in particular.

Experience

  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Montana State University

Education

  • 2017 
    University of Georgia, PhD / Ecology