Jeffrey Shaman

Type: 
Scientist
Organization: 
Columbia University
Description: 

My background is in climate, atmospheric science and hydrology, as well as biology. I study the environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission. In particular, I investigate how hydrologic variability affects mosquito ecology and mosquito-borne disease transmission, and how atmospheric conditions impact the survival, transmission and seasonality of pathogens. I am now working to develop systems to forecast infectious disease outbreaks at a range of time scales.

Category: 
Hydrologic Modeling, Freshwater Ecosystem Impacts, Impacts to Human Systems, Air Quality, Disease, Mosquitos