Ecology of Infectious Diseases:
- Host, Pathogen and Vector determinants of disease transmission.
- Impact of climate change on the geographic expansion of tick-borne diseases (Lyme disease, Powassan encephalitis, Heartland virus disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rickettsiosis) and mosquito-borne diseases (Dengue fever, West Nile encephalitis, Zika virus disease, Chikungunya virus disease).
- Geographic expansion and introduction of native and non-native (exotic) arthropod vectors in the United States.
- Environmental factors driving the emergence and re-emergence of vector-borne diseases.
- Impact of migratory animals on the geographic expansion of zoonotic diseases.
- Mathematical modeling of disease ecology and risk assessment/prediction.
- Novel methods to mitigate vector-borne disease transmission.
- Effects of environmental exposures on human and animal health.
- Modeling environmental risk factors impacting human and animal health.
- Chemical and non-chemical stressors on human health.
- Human behavior and environmental consequences.
- GIS mapping and spatial analysis of environmental variables and population diversity in relation to morbidity and mortality.
- Ecological drivers of Zoonotic diseases.
- Human behavior and geographic expansion of Zoonotic diseases.
- Mechanisms of zoonotic disease transmission and pathogenesis.
- Environmental, genetic and health disparities on emerging infectious diseases.
- Development of innovative and practical solutions to mitigate zoonotic disease transmission.