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Spatial Dimensions of the Transmission of Vector-Borne Pathogens: Challenges and Prospects

September 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. O’Hara Ruiz is a health geographer who applies techniques and concepts from spatial science to understanding the epidemiology and ecology of infectious diseases. Her research interests include how processes measured at different temporal and spatial scales affect the behavior of ecological systems; spatial and contextual aspects of health and illness from a One Health perspective; development of spatial visualizations, models and methods to develop risk maps and early warning systems for vectorborne disease transmission; and the effect of urban and regional policy decisions and structures on patterns of the built environment, vegetation and habitat potential, and their relationship with public health outcomes.

For information : Dr. Allie Gardner,, 1-3115. Sponsored by the School of Biology & Ecology as part of the 2017 Fall Seminar Series.


September 15, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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School of Biology and Ecology
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