BIDS Data Science Fellow Váleri Vásquez, a doctoral candidate in UC Berkeley's Energy & Resources Group, is featured in this recent article about how Rausser College researchers are finding interdisciplinary solutions to address critical interactions between environmental factors – including climate change – and human health. “We’ve had pandemics before; what we haven’t had is access to this volume of data,” says Vásquez, who is using computational models to research how genetic technologies might work as public health interventions. Her dissertation includes case studies related to malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-transmitted diseases, and she is developing models that are helping scientists explore how diseases spread and react to climate change, and how methods to control them may need to shift accordingly.
The Climate-COVID Connection: Understanding the links between environmental change and public health is essential for creating effective solutions
Fall 2020 | Ann Brody Guy | Breakthroughs, The Magazine of the Rausser College of Natural Resources