I am a fourth year PhD student interested in the transmission of infectious disease in wildlife, particularly when pathogens are environmentally-borne. Using an assortment of modeling techniques, including compartmental and agent-based simulation models, I attempt to determine the mechanisms by which disease is maintained in populations and communities, and explore the conditions that result in large outbreaks. My primary focal systems are anthrax (Bacillus anthracis) in ungulate species of Southern Africa and tuberculosis (Mycobacterium mungi) in the banded mongoose (Mungos mungo) in Botswana.
Carlson, C.J., Dougherty, E.R., Getz, W.M. (2016) An Ecological Assessment of the Pandemic Threat of Zika Virus. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Dougherty, E. R., Carlson, C. J., Bueno, V. M., Burgio, K. R., Cizauskas, C. A., Clements, C. F., Seidel, D.P., & Harris, N. C. (2015). Paradigms for parasite conservation. Conservation Biology.
Getz, W. M., Gonzalez, J. P., Salter, R., Bangura, J., Carlson, C., Coomber, M., Dougherty, E., Kargbo, D., Wolfe, N.D., & Wauquier, N. (2015). Tactics and Strategies for Managing Ebola Outbreaks and the Salience of Immunization. Computational and mathematical methods in medicine.
ESPM 104/EEP 115: Modeling and Management of Natural Resources (Fall 2014/Fall 2015)
ESPM 114: Wildlife Ecology (Spring 2015)
DEVP 227: Principles of Natural Resource Management (Spring 2016)