Kacey Ernst

Assistant Professor, Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Arid Lands

My primary environmental research interests encompass how anthropogenic and natural changes to the environment influence the ecology and transmission of disease. Current projects focus specifically on malaria and dengue. We are examining the potential for dengue emergence in the U.S./ Mexico border region under current and future climatic conditions. I am also working with communities in Kenya to learn how different environments impact the use and acceptability of malaria interventions.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, The University of Michigan, 2006