Research Focus Areas

Extant and novel mosquito-vectored pathogens have emerged as threats to human health and livelihoods in economically depressed subtropical areas of the United States that institutionally struggle to sustain mosquito control efforts. Climate change and income inequality are projected to further strain mosquito control efforts and destabilize the economic, ecological, and governance systems.

One specific aspect of this process that is of great interest to our lab is in understanding the role the built environment plays in mediating mosquito-vectored pathogens, and in the economic, social and governance considerations that largely drive mosquito management “success.”