Mathematical modeling at the intersection of climate, genetics, and epidemiology

My doctoral research focuses on the environmental drivers and economic impacts of infectious disease. The work I conduct is largely model-based; I develop in the versatile Julia programming language. Specifically, my efforts complement the laboratory creation of genetically modified disease vectors by simulating their real-world use as public health interventions.

The case studies I explore address deadly threats like Zika and malaria under the evolving reality of climate change. I hope for this research to help reduce mosquito-borne illnesses and augment scientific understanding of genetic tools, including CRISPR-Cas9 systems. Advisors Dr. John Marshall (molecular biology, epidemiology), Dr. David Anthoff (economics, scientific computing), and Dr. Lara Kueppers (ecology, climate dynamics) guide my work in these areas.

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