About the Lab

At the Eco-epidemiology Lab, we are interested in elucidating the environmental and anthropogenic factors driving the emergence and spread of human vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.
Working on the interface between ecology and epidemiology, we combine laboratory, field and a range of modeling approaches, to examine the determinants of human disease at multiple scales and levels of organization.

Our research currently focuses on tick-borne pathogens in the United States, including Lyme disease and human babesiosis.

Eco-epidemiology of tick-borne diseases

We are also studying the risk of mosquito transmitted diseases in Northeast US, focusing on Aedes albopictus and the potential transmission of zika, dengue and chikungunya.

Eco-epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases

Ticks Mosquitoes

Eco-evo dynamics








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