The Block Island Times

Presentation: Eco-epidemiology of tick-borne diseases on Block Island

Block Island Club
Corn Neck Road
Charlotte Herring
Jul 23, 2014
6:30 PM

Maria Diuk-Wasser, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health, will present some of the research findings on the ecology and epidemiology of Lyme disease and babesiosis on Block Island since 2010. Her lab studies factors influencing the prevalence of these diseases in nature, including the role of deer, small mammals and birds in the transmission cycle. She also studies how environmental exposure to ticks may be modified by human behavior to affect disease risk.

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy & Block Island Club