Andrea Lund is a Ph.D. candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) and a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow. She studies the eco-epidemiology of infectious diseases and how social factors interact with environmental drivers of transmission. Her dissertation research focuses on the human-environment dynamics involved in the transmission of schistosomiasis‚ a parasitic infection transmitted by freshwater snails, in Senegal, West Africa.
Prior to coming to Stanford, Andrea was a Lead Research Specialist in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University, where she led field and lab work on the ecology mosquito-borne disease, focusing on West Nile virus in urban Atlanta. In this role, she became proficient in mosquito collection and identification as well as bird and small mammal trapping.
As an MPH student at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Andrea was a Global Health Institute Multidisciplinary Field Scholar, working with graduate students in behavioral science, law and nursing to study the role of social factors in explaining environmental risk for cholera in the Dominican Republic. Andrea holds a masters of public health in global epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a bachelor of arts in biology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, Morris.