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Research scientist, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, is part of EcoHealth Alliance's modeling team, where he combines quantitative methods, spatial data and fieldwork to investigate the emergence of infectious diseases.
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EcoHealthNet Application Process is now OPEN! Deadline for Applications has been extended to January 16, 2015!

The 2015 Workshop, International One Health: Conservation Medicine Policy and Practice, will be held at Tufts University in Massachusetts from May 31st-June 6th. Research Exchange projects can take place between March and August 2015.

The Workshop

The EcoHealthNet Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to bring together graduate students and research scientists from various scientific disciplines to learn about concepts and tools used in disease ecology research. Workshop participants receive five days of high-level didactic and practical training from experts on topics related to disease ecology, such as mathematical disease modeling; GIS and spatial analysis; field and laboratory techniques for zoonotic disease research; the economics of emerging diseases; and critical review of published studies. Successful applicants will be involved in research projects or have research interests that will directly benefit from the skills and insights learned during the workshop.  Students may be asked to give a brief presentation of their current research as part of the workshop.  Participants will build professional networks with fellow workshop participants and instructors who are leaders in their field.

The 2015 Workshop, "International One Health: Conservation Medicine Policy and Practice", will be held at Tufts University in Massachusetts from May 31st-June 6th.

Research Exchange

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the guidance of a research mentor developing a study within the scope of high-profile, well-funded U.S. and international-based research projects.  Participants are expected to work with their assigned mentors to craft a project that will fit into the scope of the main program and allow the student to learn about research design, data collection, analysis and publication.  Past internship projects have included Nipah virus ecology in Bangladesh; avian influenza dynamics in China; disease surveillance in imported wildlife, New York; wildlife disease surveillance in Brazil and Malaysia; coronavirus diversity in bats; and White Nose Syndrome ecology in the United States.

Research Exchange projects last 6-12 weeks and are open from March - August 2015. More information is included in the below PDF.

Apply for EcoHealthNet 2015!

All applicants must submit Part 1 and their Academic Referee must submit Part 2.

Part 1

Please submit the online application portion from the following link:

In the online application, you'll be asked to submit the name and email address for your recommendation letter writer. Please also note that you will not be able to save your progress and return later, so you may wish to prepare your documents well before the deadline.

Part 2

All Academic Referees must submit their Letter of Recommendation to

Instructions for Academic Referee:

Please use the following format for the subject line of your email:  "[Last name], [First name]_Recommendation"

Include information about how participation in the workshop or internship will benefit the candidate and how likely the candidate is to contribute to the workshop and help build a successful peer network.

The following documents must be included for a complete application:

1.         Current CV or resume

2.         Statement of Interest (1 page maximum) describing:

   a.      What are your academic and professional goals?

   b.      How are you interested in infectious disease research?

   c.      What do you hope to gain from this experience?

   d.      If you are applying to both the workshop and research exchange, please discuss how you would benefit from each program.

3.         Letter of recommendation from a faculty member (may be submitted separately)

All documents are required unless otherwise noted. Incomplete applications may not be given consideration by the selection committee. 

The last date to submit an application has been extended to Friday, January 16th, 2015

We will accept .doc and .pdf file types. Please name your files beginning with your Last name and First name and Document (CV, Statement of Interest, Recommendation): "[Last name], [First name]_Document"

Check out the Research Exchange Projects here!

EcoHealthNet is a program for graduate students interested in infectious disease research.


Peter Daszak

Peter Daszak

President & Disease Ecologist
PhD, Parasitology

Jonathan H. Epstein

Jonathan H. Epstein

Associate Vice President
DVM, MPH, cert. International Veterinary Medicine

Kevin J. Olival

Kevin J. Olival

Senior Research Scientist
NIH Fogarty U.S. Global Health Postdoctoral Scientist
MA, Conservation Biology
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio

Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio

Research Scientist
M.Sc. in Biology
B.Sc. in Biology

Melinda Rostal

Melinda Rostal

Senior Research Scientist and Field Veterinarian
BA, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
MA, Public Health

Simon Anthony

Simon Anthony

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Pathogen Discovery

PhD, Molecular Virology

Maureen Miller

Maureen Miller

Senior Scientist
BA, Anthropology
PhD, Epidemiology

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