Title: Assistant Professor
College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Geography
Research Interest: disease ecology, tropical conservation, human-wildlife interface, and spatial modeling
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Sadie Ryan joined the Emerging Pathogens Institute in the fall of 2014. Along with her work with EPI, Ryan works in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Geography. Ryan received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006. Her research interests include disease ecology, tropical conservation, human-wildlife interface, and spatial modeling. Her interdisciplinary work incorporates tools from quantitative and applied ecology, geography and social science.
“I focus on ecology at the human-wildlife interface, particularly where it pertains to disease ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management,” Ryan told the Department of Geography. “I use methods from landscape ecology (GIS, remote sensing, spatial analyses), quantitative ecology, and epidemiology to analyze landscape change, health outcomes, and the impact of anthropogenic changes, including climate change.”