Alicia Kraay

alicia kraay

Program/affiliation/area of specialty: Epidemiology/infectious disease, waterborne disease, mathematical modelling

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Curriculum Vitae


M.P.H. Epidemiology-International Health, University of Michigan, 2014
B.S. Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
B.A. Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Minor Arabic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

Research Interests:

Alicia has a broad interested in infectious disease epidemiology, with a deeper focus on both waterborne and vector-borne pathogens. She is particularly interested in the mechanisms of spatial spread in epidemics and how these patterns may be modified by climate factors and other circulating pathogens.  She uses both regression and mathematical simulation modelling approaches to help answer these questions.

Current Research:

Alicia's current research focuses on mechanisms of waterborne pathogen dissemination and amplification through water sources and human travel and how both of these processes are modified by temperature and rainfall. She is also researching time trends in rotavirus infection in rural Ecuador and changes in disease etiology over time in a region undergoing dramatic ecological and social change. In addition to her research on waterborne disease, she is also conducting additional work on the mechanisms of dengue and zika pathogen interaction and mother to child transmission in the current South American outbreak.