Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

College/Institute: EPI, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: infectious disease dynamics, viral host jumps, quantitative ecology, epidemiology of viral encephalitides, epidemiology of viral zoonoses, theory and practice of epidemiology in resource-limited settings

Curriculum vitae: PDF

Dr. Juliet Pulliam came to EPI from the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, where she was a fellow in the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) Program. Her research focuses on quantitative approaches to understanding the determinants and dynamics of viral host jumps and on the interactions between human, domestic animal, and wildlife health. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University in 2007 and also has formal training in Applied Epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Much of Dr. Pulliam’s research has focused on the processes driving Nipah virus emergence in Malaysia, and at EPI she will continue to work on Nipah virus, quantifying human-to-human transmission and epidemic risk for Nipah virus in Bangladesh. She will also continue her work on developing conceptual frameworks for the study of viral host jumps and will develop new projects on the epidemiology and control of zoonotic viruses in resource-limited settings.

Dr. Pulliam also teaches annual courses on data-driven modeling and infectious disease dynamics at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences in South Africa.


Contact Information:

Emerging Pathogens Institute

University of Florida

PO Box 100009

Gainesville, FL 32610-0009

Phone: (352) 273-6684

Email: pulliam@ufl.edu