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Andy MacDonald

Assistant Researcher, Disease ecology at UC Santa Barbara

Andy MacDonald is broadly trained in disease ecologoy and environmental science. Andy studied the ecology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, and his 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. Dr. MacDonald uses a combination of field, laboratory and computational approaches to answer questions at the intersection of ecology, epidemiology, environmental science and public health. He has 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.