We are a mathematical disease ecology group based in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University.

We focus on the interactions that occur between hosts for the transmission of infection. These interactions are often difficult to observe, and yet they are key drivers in both the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious disease.

We use both bottom-up approaches (including contact/behavioral data collection, transmission experiments, and mechanistic models) and top-down approaches (including epidemiological data and statistical models) to get at important host interactions and the role they play in dynamics for a variety of human, wildlife and livestock disease systems.

Latest News

  • Apr 2016: Congrats to Madison Pachoe for winning the Biology Medal
  • Apr 2016: Congratulations to our undergrads who have received summer research fellowships: Oliva Reyes (Raines), Daniel Fields (Kalorama), Kristen Spies (GUROP), Kristofer Muzzi (GUROP)
  • Apr 2016: Undergrads Madison, Anne and Maddy present their research at the RISE symposium