PhD, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
MS, Natural Resources, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
BA, Anthropology and Political Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Andy MacDonald is a broadly trained ecologist who leverages field, lab and data driven approaches to understand how disease risk and transmission responds to global change. His research has focused on the effects of land use change and climate change on a variety of infectious diseases including Lyme disease and West Nile virus in North America, and malaria and dengue in the tropics. His research has also focused on the feedbacks between human health and conservation, identifying how environmental change can influence health, but also how health can influence natural resource use and conservation. Andy has formal training in both the social and natural sciences, and prior to joining the Bren School he completed a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology at Stanford University and was an Assistant Researcher in UCSB's Earth Research Institute.