Meggan Craft

Veterinary Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Twin Cities

Award Year
2016
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Understanding and Controlling the Spread of Disease Within and Between Animal Populations

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The spread of infectious disease spread in human and animal populations is of growing concern. However, disease dynamics in complex ecological systems are often challenging to study. Mathematical models allow for virtual experiments not otherwise feasible in the real world. Meggan Craft’s research integrates field-based empirical data with theoretical models to ultimately devise more effective disease control strategies. This research has beneficial applications for animals of conservation concern, domestic animals, food security, and public health.