In Memoriam Dr. Marilyn O’Hara

Published: October 8th, 2018

Category: Featured, News

UF Geography Alumna Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz was killed in a collision on September 30,2018, at the age of 58. Dr. O’hara earned her PhD in Medical Geography from the University of Florida. Her multidisciplinary research group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Geographic Information Science and Spatial Epidemiology laboratory united disciplines including biology, ecology, veterinary medicine, public health, and medical entomology to study the impact of West Nile virus on people and animals.

The Faculty, Students, and Staff of the Geography Department mourn her passing. More information and a memorial wall are available at the Sunset Funeral Home website,

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