Micaela E Martinez-Bakker
I am an infectious disease ecologist. I am currently a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Princeton University (Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology). My primary interest is the seasonality of infectious diseases, though I am broadly interested in various aspects of disease and population ecology. My current research focuses on trying to understand the ecological, demographic, and environmental drivers behind seasonal epidemics of childhood infectious diseases, namely poliomyelitis, measles, and chickenpox. A few of my new projects 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.
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Please note that the y-axis on Fig 2b is not properly scaled to reflect monthly births in Puerto Rico. The projections were produced using the birth data from Fig 1b aggregated for...