I am an infectious disease ecologist at Princeton University in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology. I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution at the University of Michigan. My primary interest is the seasonality of infectious diseases, though I am broadly interested in various aspects of disease and population ecology. My research focuses on trying to understand the ecological, demographic, physiological, and environmental drivers behind seasonal epidemics of childhood infectious diseases, primarily poliomyelitis, measles, and diseases caused by herpesviruses.
Aspects of my work that are interconnected with my study of pathogen transmission include biological rhythms, digital epidemiology, transgenerational immunity, and vaccine modes of action. I utilize cutting-edge statistical inference techniques to couple disease incidence data with mechanistic epidemiological models to gain insight to the population dynamics of disease.
View my CV here. You can also keep track of me on my Google Scholar Profile. I tweet about disease ecology, science, and programming at @ME__. I 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.
Associate Research Scholar
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
106A Guyot Hall
Princeton, NJ 08540
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