Anna C. Fagre, PhD, DVM, MPH
prounouns: she/her or they/them
I am a Research Scientist at the Colorado State University Center for Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases. I have specialty training in the following areas:
diagnostic microbiology/virology (residency)
viral pathogenesis and transmission studies
infectious disease epidemiology (by way of CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service)
My work employs a combination of laboratory- and field-based approaches to ask questions about the emergence and transmission dynamics of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases. Working on and building highly interdisciplinary 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.
Please reach out if you're interested in discussing potential collaborations!
My work explores the 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?