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I am broadly interested in how the intersection between larger scale socio-ecological pressures and individual level adaptation strategies affect the resiliency of human health. The unprecedentedly rapid and geographically expansive nature of global change influences both our everyday encounters with each other and nature, as well as our interactions with larger scale ecological, economic and political systems. Part of my work focuses on the transmission of dengue virus between people and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and its relationship to changes in human life history patterns and biophysical conditions associated with the expansion of cities in the Global South. My newer research looks more generally at how human adaptation to different pressures in space influences cultural knowledge transmission, household resiliency and ecological sustainability. This is based on the hypothesis that recent changes in the way we use space, for example, due to changes in climate, the built environment, ecosystem dynamics or economic pressures, often times do not align with the adaptation strategies that have evolved over human history. Both of these lines of research involve a combination of agent-based modeling and synthesis of multiple scales of data pertaining to the interactions between the human and non-human components of socio-ecological systems. I have an M.Sc. in Population and International Health from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Florida. I am also a member of the Human Development Research Group in the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia and consultant for the Colombian National Institute of Health on climate change adaptation and human health.