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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Ph.D Pathology, Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut 2014
M.A. Boston University Marine Program 2003
Certificate in Core Public Health UCONN/CT Department of Public Health 2011/2012
B.A. UC DAVIS 1999 Studio Art 1999
B.S. UC Davis 1999 Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology (Ecotoxicology)1999
Marine animal health, disease and pathology in marine animals, Oceans and Human Health, data management and database development, education and conservation.
My research interests include understanding and interpreting various aspects of ocean health, including pathogen transmission in the marine environment, specifically those of concern to human/public health. I am also interested in quantifying inherent differences in species susceptibility as well as the effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on disease outcome. The basis of my research interests are to be able to provide the knowledge needed to mitigate human impact on marine species and raise awareness of ocean health and the connection to human health.
Chair, Northwest Atlantic Research Consortium (NASRC) nasrc.whoi.edu
Interdisciplinary Research and training Initiative on Coastal Ecosystems and Human Health
(I-RICH) Graduate Fellowship 2008-2011
Switzer Environmental Leadership Fellowship 2011-2012
Sounds Conservancy Grant/Queben Labrador Foundation 2002, 2010, 2013
Multicultural Fellowship Award UCONN 2011-2014
UCONN Department of Pathology and Veterinary Sciences Pre-Doctoral Fellowship 2010 2011 2013