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Disease Ecology

Our scientists are working to understand how environmental conditions influence infectious disease risk.

In today's rapidly changing world, protecting human health requires an ecosystem-based approach to monitoring and addressing emerging infectious diseases, such as Lyme disease, Zika, and West Nile virus.

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Lyme & Tick-borne Diseases

We are working to unravel how the environment shapes tick-borne disease risk, with the goal of informing management that makes the outdoors safer for everyone. Learn more

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Predicting Disease Outbreaks

Knowing where and when the next disease might break out is key to predicting and preempting the arrival of a new zoonotic disease – and saving lives. Learn more

Mosquito-borne Diseases

To reduce human risk of contracting a deadly mosquito-borne disease, we must understand and manage environmental drivers fueling mosquito populations.  Learn more