My name is Anna Fagre, and I'm a veterinarian (DVM, PhD, MPH) with specialty training in diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease epidemiology.
I use a combination of laboratory- and field-based approaches to ask questions about the emergence and transmission dynamics of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases.
I am enthusiastic about mentoring early-career scientists and veterinarians while creating learning environments that prioritize social justice, health equity, and diversity in science.
Working on and building nterdisciplinary teams is not only rewarding and thought-provoking, but has helped shape the lens through which I look at and think about pathogen sharing between species across time and space.
My work explores transmission dynamics of zoonotic & vector-borne pathogens, including:
DRIVERS OF CROSS-SPECIES TRANSMISSION
How do anthropogenic and abiotic factors shape cross-species transmission?
Are spillover (anthropozoonosis) and spillback (anthropozoonosis) symmetrical processes?
WILDLIFE HEALTH INTELLIGENCE
How does stress in wildlife impact their susceptibility to disease?
How does climate change impact wildlife health and physiology?
VIRAL EVOLUTION AND PATHOGENESIS
How might the tripartite network of wildlife, arthropods, and their shared pathogens inform surveillance and transmission risk?
How does host-pathogen co-evolution shape morbidity and mortality?
How can diagnostic advances enhance our ability to monitor pathogen sharing?
Which samples can we leverage for minimally invasive biosurveillance?
To learn more about how we've been approaching these questions, check out some of the papers we've recently published.