Dr. Sadie Ryan Best of PLOS 2019!

Dr. Sadie Ryan‘s paper Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, was included as the March entry for the Best of PLOS 2019 list. From the announcement: March: Climate change may mean more mosquito-borne diseases worldwide OK, this paper isn’t particularly calming–but it is timely and relevant. Researchers in PLOS […]

In a time of COVID-19, Dr. Ryan talked about deforestation and viral emergence with WLRN

WLRN spoke with Dr. Sadie Ryan, an associate professor of medical geography at the University of Florida. She talked about what we can learn from these studies now that we’re living in a pandemic in a story titled New Study Says Deforestation Could Help Viruses Jump From Animals To Humans, Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.

A network analysis framework to improve the delivery of mosquito abatement services in Machala, Ecuador

BLACKBURN, LIPPI, MAO, RYAN – A network analysis framework to improve the delivery of mosquito abatement services in Machala, Ecuador Catherine A. Lippi, Liang Mao, Anna M. Stewart-Ibarra, Naveed Heydari, Efraín Beltrán Ayala, Nathan D. Burkett-Cadena, Jason K. Blackburn & Sadie J. Ryan Article first published online: 11 FEB 2020 International Journal of Health Geographics […]

MedGeo Brief – Coronavirus

Yesterday, SEER Lab and QDEC Lab held an impromptu meeting in the GIS Teaching Lab (Turlington Hall 3006) to listen to David Quammen discuss the 2019-nCoV coronavirus emerging out of China on Fresh Air on NPR. David Quammen is a long-time science writer and the author of the 2012 non-fiction “Spillover”, which journals the pursuit […]

Geography Colloquium: Multi-scale Modeling for Infectious Disease Transmissions – Exploring two Indirectly Transmitted Pathogens in Southwestern Montana

Multi-scale Modeling for Infectious Disease Transmissions – Exploring two Indirectly Transmitted Pathogens in Southwestern Montana Speaker: Ms Anni Yang PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:50-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3012 University of Florida All are welcome to attend.

Temperature explains broad patterns of Ross River virus transmission

RYAN – Temperature explains broad patterns of Ross River virus transmission Marta Strecker Shocket, Sadie J Ryan, Erin A Mordecai Article first published online: 28 AUG 2018 eLife DOI: 10.7554/eLife.37762.001 ABSTRACT: Thermal biology predicts that vector-borne disease transmission peaks at intermediate temperatures and declines at high and low temperatures. However, thermal optima and limits remain […]

New research models temperature-driven Zika, dengue, and chikungunya transmission

  GAINESVILLE, FL – New research co-authored by UF Geography’s Dr. Sadie Ryan and Ms. Cat Lippi sheds light on the climate suitability for Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitos and transmission rates of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue fever. The study, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases compares new data driven models of Zika, chikungunya, and dengue […]

Geography Colloquium: Evaluating the Impact of Livestock Vaccination Policies on the Epidemiology of Human Zoonotic Diseases in the Former Soviet Union

Evaluating the Impact of Livestock Vaccination Policies on the Epidemiology of Human Zoonotic Diseases in the Former Soviet Union Speaker: Ian Kracalik PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of Florida Thursday, January 26, 2017 3:00-3:50 PM (Period 8) Turlington Hall Room 3012 University of Florida All are welcome to attend.