Research Fellow in Statistics, University of Michigan

I am an NIH research fellow broadly interested in the spatiotemporal population dynamics of infectious diseases, with a focus on immunization/mitigation strategies. My primary project at the moment is understanding what effect a vampire bat rabies vaccine would have on the dynamics and prevalence of rabies in Latin America (with Daniel Streicker). I have multiple other active projects including work focused on describing the seasonality of historical childhood disease epidemics in the U.S., and investigating the mechanisms driving those patterns, understanding the interactions between pathogens whose seasonality occurs around the same time, a global meta-analysis on the seasonality of infectious disease across 98 countries during the 21st century, and two projects interpreting and translating historical survey data into workable demographic data for utilization with mechanistic models of human disease transmission. My lab manager and three UROP students are working on such projects for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Statistics, University of Michigan