option1fDr. Martinez is an infectious disease ecologist at Columbia University in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution in 2015 at the University of Michigan, followed by two years at Princeton University. She became an Assistant Professor at Columbia in 2017. Her primary focus is understanding the drivers of seasonality in infectious disease systems and the impact of biological rhythms on disease. Supported by the NIH Early Independence Award, her current research agenda aims to understand the ecological, demographic, physiological, and environmental drivers behind epidemic-prone diseases, including poliomyelitis, measles, and chickenpox — all with the aim of informing vaccination policy.

Importantly, Dr. Martinez’s lab also conducts research on maternal immunity in infants and is building a statistical inference pipeline for studying vaccine modes of action. She utilizes cutting-edge statistical inference techniques and mathematical models to couple disease incidence data with clinical data to gain insight into the population dynamics of disease.

Listen to Dr. Martinez on Science Friday Nov 9, 2018. Click the image to listen


View Dr. Martinez’ CV here. You can also keep track of Micaela on her Google Scholar Profile. Micaela received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2009.

Micaela Elvira Martinez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University


Allan Rosenfield Building
722 West 168th Street
Room 1104C
New York, NY 10032


William Black Medical Research Building
650 W 168th St
Room 1610
New York, NY 10032

email: mem2352@cumc.columbia.edu

Click the image to read the article covering a recent paper from Dr. Martinez.

Click the image above for the recent article in The Atlantic covering our policy proposal calling for vector surveillance. Our manuscript can be found on the Publications page.

Click here to view my work on digital epidemiology

Click on the image above to view Micaela’s work on digital epidemiology, featured in Science.  

Click here to see my recent work on Zika

Click on the image above to see Micaela’s recent work on Zika, which was recently featured in Vogue

Click on the map above to see interactive maps of measles, polio, chickenpox, and influenza epidemics in the US. Collaboration with the Last Mile Code.7370.