Heidi Brown

Heidi Brown

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Assistant Professor, School of Geography and Development
Assistant Professor, Center for Insect Science

Dr. Brown works on a variety of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases with an effort to better understand and thus control human disease risk. The complex nature of these systems require blending field collections, ecological assessment, laboratory experiments, epidemiological analysis, spatial statistics, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and computer-based modeling in order to develop a more comprehensive view of disease dynamics. Current research areas include: West Nile virus, dengue, canine heartworm, valley fever, spatial epidemiology, and climate change.

Degree(s)

  • 2007 Ph.D., Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, Yale University
  • 2006 M.Phil., Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, Yale University
  • 1999 M.P.H., Division of Global Health, School of Public Health, George Washington University, Major: International Health Promotion
  • 1995 B.S., Department of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Major: Psychology, Minor: Biology