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Nicholas Preston

Director of Data Science and Research Technology

Nicholas Preston

Dr. Nicholas 'Nico' Preston is the Director of Data Science and Research Technology (DART) at EcoHealth Alliance.
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Jamison Pike

Jamison Pike

Jamison Pike is a consultant with EcoHealth Alliance and currently working on her PhD in Economics.  Jamison current research with EcoHealth Alliance examines how commodity futures and stock values react to events associated with emerging infectious disease.  She is also examining option value and optimal timing of policies to prevent and control emerging infectious diseases.

  • "At EcoHealth Alliance, we are analyzing the economic impacts of disease, particularly how to optimally allocate resources toward preventing and preparing for outbreaks. When the threat of a disease outbreak is imminent and potentially catastrophic, EcoHealth Alliance will have the knowledge to fully prepare individuals, businesses, and society as a whole to minimize economic damages." - Jamison Pike

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Jamison was a senior economist with LECG in Houston and a manager with Arthur Andersen in Chicago, specializing in environmental damage assessment.  She worked for over ten years on numerous engagements related to property value diminution and natural resource damage complaints.  These engagements include utilizing both contingent valuation and hedonic pricing methodologies to assess impacts of negative externalities on property value, developing a water market model to estimate the price of ground water and constructing a natural resource damage estimate using benefits transfer analysis. 

Jamison received her M.S. in Economics from the University of Wyoming in 1998 where her concentration was Environmental and Resource Economics.  Her thesis research utilized Event Study methodology to examine the market response to firms involved in Superfund litigation.  She also received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington.

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Economics of Emerging Infectious Diseases

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