Ecohealth collaboration to halt
Chagas disease transmission
We collaborate to halt Chagas transmission
We are a team of researchers with complementary expertise including: Medical Entomology, Engineering, Population Genetics/ Genomics, and Molecular Parasitology. We collaborate with graduate and undergraduate students, and technicians, to work together to eliminate Chagas transmission.
What is Chagas?
Chagas disease is the most costly parasitic disease in Latin America. Approximately 6 million people are infected with the Chagas parasite, and ~2 million will progress to life-threatening
In some places there is high Chagas transmission, in others almost none. We are developing both computational and statistical models that will distinguish the differences and focus the control programs.
We use a multidisciplinary approach (genomics, sociological studies, ecology, and modeling) to develop spatially explicit models of vector-borne disease transmission, using Chagas disease as our model.