Sara Paull, PhD
Assistant Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Dr. Sara Paull is an Assistant Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. She is a disease ecologist who research addresses questions at the interface of ecology and public health. She is broadly interested in studying how interactions between humans, animals and the environment influence infectious disease risk. Much of her research has focused on how climate change could affect transmission of macro-parasites and vector-borne infections. She takes an interdisciplinary and multi-faceted approach to research questions, typically using a combination of mechanistic laboratory, mesocosm, and field experiments as well as modeling and statistical analysis of large-scale datasets. Her current work in the West Nile virus system is focused on developing mechanistic understanding of the drivers of weather-disease linkages, and improving predictive models of how risk will shift in the future. Sara earned a PhD in Ecology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.A. in Ecology from Dartmouth College.