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Andrew Park

Associate Professor
Graduate Faculty
University of Georgia
Room 34, Ecology Bldg.
Athens, GA 30602

Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819
email: awpark@uga.edu

Lab Web Site →

Dr. Park has a joint appointment in the Odum School of Ecology and the Department of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine.


Ph.D. - Cambridge University, UK

Research Interests

  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Ecology and evolution of host-parasite systems
  • Mathematical and computer modeling of natural systems

Research Projects

    • Understanding the relationship between biodiversity and parasite fitness (including clarifying theory on the dilution effect)
    • Explaining and predicting transmission of coral pathogens in endangered marine ecosystems
    • Characterizing parasite generalism, host-species jumping and host-parasite ‘missing links’ using macroecology techniques (RCN: Macroecology of Infectious Disease)
    • Studying the role of host personalities in influencing parasite transmission among networks of hosts (with the Ezenwa Lab at UGA)
    • Establishing the different ways in which vector diversity impacts vector-borne diseases
    • Exploring the consequences of refugia on the emergence of drug resistance
    • Determining the potential for early warning signals in time series of infectious diseases, with a focus on childhood infections (AERO)

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 President’s Venture Fund UGA - Computational Ecology Workshops
  • 2011 John M. Bowen award for excellence in biomedical research (UGA award for developing an extramurally funded research program)
  • 2011 UGA Lilly Fellowship (One of 10 tenure-track faculty selected into 2-year program for excellence in instruction)
  • 2014 Michael F. Adams Early Career Scholar Award (Recognition by UGA of outstanding accomplishment and evidence of potential future success in scholarship, creative work or research by an early career faculty member in any discipline - up to one scholar per year)

Professional Affiliations

  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for the Study of Evolution

Selected Publications

See lab publications page

Download Vitae: park-cv.pdf

Andrew Park

Andrew develops theory to explain and predict the outcomes of host-parasite interactions