I am an ecologist interested in infectious diseases. I use ecological principles to understand patterns of infectious disease occurrence and transmission. I am particularly interested in pathogens transmitted between people, wildlife, and livestock. Therefore, I tend to work in tropical ecosystems that intersect with frequent human activity -- places where pathogen sharing between people and animals is most probable. My long-term research goal is to improve our ability to forecast animal-origin infectious disease outbreaks using a reformulated One Health framework.