• Collecting Rhodnius pallescens in Attalea palms in Panamá

    Collecting Rhodnius pallescens in Attalea palms in Panamá

  • Working with Rhodnius prolixus in Medellín, Colombia

    Working with Rhodnius prolixus in Medellín, Colombia

  • Raising Chagas disease awareness in Mompox, Colombia

    Raising Chagas disease awareness in Mompox, Colombia

  • Kissing the kissing bug (don’t worry, it’s dead)

    Kissing the kissing bug (don’t worry, it’s dead)

Jenni Peterson, PhD - Disease Ecology

I am a disease ecologist interested in parasite-host-vector interactions, with a focus on Chagas disease. I got my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, followed by postdoctoral work at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

My research is centered around the ecology of vector-borne diseases, and using ecological perspectives to find new solutions for disease prevention and control. I specialize in Chagas disease, and I do lab, field and theoretical work. For more infomation, click here.

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