Office: (804) 828-7278, Room 2-203
Hours: By appointment

VCU departmental affiliation:
Center for Environmental Studies

External affiliation:
Department of Epidemiology and Community Health
Department of Biostatistics

Ph.D. (Parasitology), Tulane University, 2007
M.S.P.H. (Tropical Medicine), Tulane University Schl of Pub Hlth, 2001

Courses taught at VCU:
ENVS 490 Research Seminar in Environmental Studies
ENVS 691 Environmental Health Methods
ENVS 691 GeoSpatial Health

Research interests:

Research interests include understanding the complex interactions of vectors and hosts of mosquiot-transmitted diseases such as West Nile virus and malaria. Specific research projects include:

  • Understanding the disease ecology of Plasmodium flaciparum malaria in Haiti to prepare for the eventual eradication of this parasite from the island of Hispaniola

  • An investigation of mosquito biting rates and subsequent costs of pathogen infection on nesting birds

  • The design of "smart" mosquito traps for more sensitive detection of mosquito vectors

  • The development of GIS technologies as decision support software (DSS) to better characterize risk of mosquito-transmitted pathogens across landscapes and to guide low environmental impact risk reduction strategies


December 8, 2010 4:14 PM