Susan D. Jones

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Twin Cities

Award Year
2019
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Living with human-animal diseases: Lessons from history

Section A, Location 14

Through her path-breaking research in the global history of human-animal diseases (plague, anthrax, influenza), Jones works to understand how we can keep human and animal populations healthy without destroying our environment. History reveals how some past disease eradication campaigns failed tragically, contributing to famine, large-scale sociocultural disruption, and environmental degradation. Working with local people, building on existing social institutions, and collaborating with scientists, Jones helps chart new directions in understanding and controlling re-emergent human-animal diseases.