Research interests for Patients:
My research interests are focused on how to measure the effectiveness of vaccines and other health interventions against emerging infectious diseases. This includes how to detect disease in a population using innovative surveillance tools (i.e. smartphones, crowd-sourcing), studying the true burden of disease (both the health and socioeconomic impacts on the individual and the family), and how to reduce disease burden through cost-effective interventions such as vaccines. Much of this work takes places at our University of Colorado research site in Guatemala.