Kelly Pierce

University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station, #C0930
Austin, TX 78712

Research Interests

I am interested in infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, specifically the effect of environmental changes on the prevalence and distribution of infectious disease.  My past research has focused on emerging zoonotic and vector borne diseases, such as hantavirus and Ehrlichia chaffeensis.  Investigating the influence of environmental factors on the emergence of infectious disease can provide greater understanding of the complex ecology of infectious disease.