Infectious Disease Ecology

infectious disease ecology iconThe study of the interactions among pathogens or parasites and their human, animal or plant hosts in the context of their environment and evolution.

Associated Faculty

Sonia Altizer
Sonia Altizer

UGA Athletic Association Professor of Ecology
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 190
Office: (706) 542-9251
Fax: (706) 542-4819

James (Jeb) Byers
James (Jeb) Byers

Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Ecology
Associate Dean for Research and Operations
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 194B
Office: 706-583-0012
Fax: 706-542-4819

Andy Davis
Andy Davis

Assistant Research Scientist

Ecology building, Rm. 183
Office: (706) 542-8112
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Drake
John Drake

Distinguished Research Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Director, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 26
Office: 706) 818-4452
Fax: (706) 542-3344

Vanessa Ezenwa
Vanessa Ezenwa

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 191A
Office: (706) 542-2288
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John L. Gittleman
John L. Gittleman

Dean and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 107
Office: (706) 542-2968
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Richard Hall
Richard Hall

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 137
Office: (706) 395-5350
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 34
Office: (706) 542-5373
Fax: (706) 542-4819

Benjamin Parrott
Benjamin Parrott

Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Office: (803) 725-6328
Fax: (803) 725-7471

Pejman Rohani
Pejman Rohani

UGA Athletic Association Professor in Ecology and Infectious Diseases
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Infectious Diseases, College of Veterinary Medicine

Ecology building, Rm. 103
Office: (706) 542-8838
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Paul Schmidt
John Paul Schmidt

Lecturer
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 155C
Office: 706-372-1719

Patrick R. Stephens
Patrick R. Stephens

Associate Research Scientist
Graduate Program Faculty

Ecology building, Rm. 194A
Office: 706) 542-6145
Fax: (706) 542-4819

John Wares
John Wares

Professor
Graduate Program Faculty
Joint appointment: Dept. of Genetics, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Davison Life Sciences Complex, Rm. C326B
Office: (706) 542-7720

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Drake discusses infectious disease modeling on CBS podcast

Prof. John Drake discussed infectious disease modeling on Debriefing the Briefing, a CBS News podcast covering the coronavirus pandemic.

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Can the course of the pandemic be predicted?

Prof. John Drake gave a talk, “Can the course of the epidemic be predicted?” for UGA’s “Ask Me Anything” series on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Model projects 1,500 additional deaths in Georgia

A new study posted on the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases website and led by Prof. John Drake estimates that social distancing measures have saved more than 2,900 lives in Georgia, but relaxing those measures could result in 1,500 additional deaths through June 7.

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