Andy MacDonald

Assistant Researcher (Disease ecology)
I am a broadly trained disease ecologist and environmental scientist. I study the ecology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and my work focuses on both environmental and human drivers of tick-borne diseases in North America, as well as mosquito-transmitted diseases from West Nile virus in the United States to malaria, dengue and zika virus in South America. I use a combination of field, laboratory and computational approaches to answer questions at the intersection of ecology, epidemiology, environmental science and public health. I have broad research interests, from vector biology and enzootic pathogen transmission dynamics in host communities, to the impacts of land use and climate change on vector-borne disease systems, which span spatial scales and methodological approaches in ecology.

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