Research Projects

Livestock Movements and Disease Epidemiology in Chad Basin: Modeling Risks for Animals and Humans

A pilot study that examines livestock movements and disease epidemiology in the Far North Region of Cameroon. In the pilot study, we are examining the complex relationships between the different forms of livestock mobility and the transmission of zoonotic diseases in the context of the Far North Region. The pilot study is allowing us to collect baseline data on livestock mobility and prevalence of zoonotic diseases among humans and animals, test new methods, and build preliminary spatially-explicit models.

Foot-and-Mouth Disease Ecology and Livestock Movement in the Chad Basin

The goal of this project is to understand the ecology of infectious diseases in the context of pastoral mobility in the Lake Chad Basin. Specifically we want to know how livestock movements affect the ecology of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) and the Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus (FMDV).

Poopy Cows

The goal of this project is to construct an in silico dairy farm to test disease transmission among typical North American dairy cattle.