I am a NERC Independent Research Fellow at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM) at the University of Glasgow. My research focuses on the impact of anthropogenic change on pathogen transmission among multiple host species. My current activities focus on how time since land conversion impacts spatiotemporal disease dynamics among small mammals in eastern Uganda. The ultimate aim of this research is to identify mechanisms driving transmission in a changing world and provide guidance on environmental solutions to reduce human disease risk.
I have worked on a diversity of parasite and pathogens during postdocs at Montana State University in the Plowright lab, the Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease Group at the University of Oxford, the Bharti Lab at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University, and the Lamberton Lab at the University of Glasgow. Before starting postdoctoral research, I completed my Ph.D. on primate malarias in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University.