I'm a global change biologist, and I study the relationship between climate change, biodiversity loss, and emerging infectious diseases.
As an epidemiologist, a lot of my work focuses on the global distribution and burden of neglected tropical diseases including anthrax, Zika virus, and helminthiases. I also study what those distributions will look like when the world looks different, as a product of climate change, human movement, and social change.
As an ecologist, I’m interested in questions about the dynamics and diversity of disease in wildlife. Most recently that work focuses on how we quantify the global biodiversity of parasites; I also frequently write about parasite conservation.
As a collaborator, I believe in open reproducible science but more importantly I believe in collaborative science, done the right way for the right reasons.
I'm currently a postdoctoral fellow at Georgetown University in the lab of Shweta Bansal (Washington, DC).
You can read about some of my recent work in Nature Microbiology and Nature Climate Change, and soon in Nature Ecology & Evolution and The Lancet.