Barbara Han


Disease Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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Education

Ph.D. Zoology, Department of Zoology, Oregon State University

B.S. Biology, Natural Science Division, Pepperdine University

Research Interests

Dr. Han’s research examines how infectious parasites and pathogens impact host behavior, ecology, and evolution to drive large scale patterns of infectious disease. She combines informatics and modeling approaches with field and laboratory experiments to investigate these topics in a variety of systems.

Selected Publications

L. H. Yang and B. A. Han, “Data-driven predictions and novel hypotheses about zoonotic tick vectors from the genus Ixodes”, BMC Ecology, vol. 183, no. 1, 2018.

J. P. Schmidt, A. Park, A. M. Kramer, B. A. Han, L. W. Alexander, and J. M. Drake, “Spatiotemporal Fluctuations and Triggers of Ebola Virus Spillover”, Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 23, no. 3, p.

S. L. LaDeau, B. A. Han, E. J. Rosi, and K. C. Weathers, “The Next Decade of Big Data in Ecosystem Science”, Ecosystems, vol. 20, no. 2767, p. 274 – 283, 2017.

B. A. Han and J. M. Drake, “Future directions in analytics for infectious disease intelligence”, EMBO reports, vol. 17, no. 6, p. 785 – 789, 2016.

B. A. Han, A. M. Kramer, and J. M. Drake, “Global Patterns of Zoonotic Disease in Mammals”, Trends in Parasitology, vol. 32, no. 7, p. 565 – 577, 2016.

S. L. LaDeau and B. A. Han, “The emergence of disease ecology”, Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, vol. 21, no. 3, 2016.

P. R. Stephens, et al., “The macroecology of infectious diseases: a new perspective on global-scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts”, Ecology Letters, vol. 19, no. 9, p. 1159 – 1171, 2016.