HAI Postdoctoral Fellow
Caroline received her undergraduate degree in Ecology & Evolution from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She then obtained her PhD in Integrative Biology, with a minor in Statistics, from Oregon State University. As a graduate student, Caroline studied the community ecology of parasites and pathogens in southern African wildlife. Upon completing her PhD, she joined the Mordecai Lab, where she expanded her expertise to include understanding the impacts of global change on human infectious diseases. Through graduate school and her work in the Mordecai Lab, she has developed a great appreciation for and significant expertise in data science and computational biology. She is excited about the substantial benefits that AI will have on human health, biodiversity, conservation, and sustainable development. Caroline uses computational biology, with an emphasis on machine learning, and geospatial data to study the effect of global change on zoonotic (animal-borne) and vector-borne (arthropod transmitted) infectious disease ecology and epidemiology. Caroline is additionally interested developing applications of AI that illuminate and promote the nexus of biodiversity conservation and human health as they relate to the advancement of planetary health.