Contact details


Goessmann Building

686 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

281A Goessmann


Our team’s research spans various aspects of environmental health sciences, including environmental epidemiology, ecology, and risk assessment of environmentally mediated infectious diseases. We adopt collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, combining field and laboratory investigations with systems modeling, all grounded in the One Health framework. Our primary focus is on studying the intricate relationships between socio-environmental determinants, human exposure, and disease risk, placing special emphasis on addressing neglected tropical diseases such as schistosomiasis, waterborne illnesses like cholera, and zoonotic diseases such as campylobacteriosis in low- and middle-income countries, with the goal of providing insights that inform effective surveillance and sustainable disease control measures. Furthermore, we employ a range of empirical and mechanistic methodologies to explore how climate change and extreme weather events, such as floods and temperature fluctuations, impact disease transmission dynamics and their implications for interventions and surveillance. Our research has received funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), the World Health Organization (WHO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).