"The global forces that connect people provides pathways for emerging diseases arising in wildlife to cross boundaries in unprecedented ways. Each and every day, I am excited to work with such a dedicated group of scientists at EcoHealth Alliance. Our scientific team is highly motivated to find new solutions to protect the health of the public and conserve the world's biodiversity."
As a Research Scientist, Emily Hagan combines her interest in both human and animal health with the study of zoonotic pathogens that can be transmitted between human and animal populations. Emily works on a multitude of projects that examine the role of biodiversity, land-use and climate change with a focus on socio-economic, demographic, and environmental drivers of emerging diseases.
Currently, Emily is examining the viral survival in the environment and the relationship between reptiles and amphibians and bacterial transmission. Emily is also involved with work that supports the USAID-funded PREDICT program.
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Hiram College, Emily studied HIV immunology and vaccinology in Boston, MA. Transitioning from laboratory science to focus more broadly in ‘One Health’ research she completed her Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.