Kevin Lafferty is an ecologist with the US Geological Survey. He is also adjunct faculty at UC Santa Barbara where he helps run the ecological parasitology research group and mentors a half dozen PhD students. His research interests include how infectious diseases interact with food webs, conservation, marine ecology, human health, climate change, and biodiversity.
Dr. Joseph Eisenberg will be giving a lecture entitled “Ecological and Social Determinants of Enteric Pathogen Transmission in Northern Coastal Ecuador: Towards effective and sustainable interventions” at the EMD Seminar Series on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 12 pm in LEPH 115.
Joseph Messina is Professor of Geography and Acting Director of the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations at Michigan State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from UNC- Chapel Hill (2001). He has worked in the Amazon, SE Asia, and East Africa on human – environment interactions, infectious diseases, and land change science. In Michigan, he explores issues related to health care access and recently co-authored a new standard for hospital services.