• 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)

Jennifer K. Peterson, PhD - Disease Ecology

I am a disease ecologist and eco-epidemiologist interested in parasite-host-vector interactions and global health, with a focus on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Currently I am a faculty member at the University Honors College at Portland State University. 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

I am broadly interested in the ecology of infectious diseases. I use an ecological framework to approach a broad range of questions relating to pathogen-vector-host biology as well as disease prevention, with a focus on zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. I carry out my work in the lab, field and using mathematical tools . For more infomation, click here.

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