Welcome to Diuk-Wasser Lab @ Columbia University

We are interested in the effect of anthropogenic change on the emergence and spread of human vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. We apply theories and methods from ecology and epidemiology to examine the determinants of human disease at multiple spatiotemporal scales and levels of organization.

Our main focus  is currently tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease and human babesiosis. Past research in my lab includes modeling the links between irrigation and malaria in Mali, the socio-ecological determinants of dengue in Colombia, urban mapping of disease determinants, and the role of host diversity and vector preferences in West Nile virus transmission.

Contact:

Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
Columbia University
10th Fl. Schermerhorn Ext., Room 1013
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212- 854-3355
Fax: 212-854-8188

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