Stephanie Mundis

State of Origin: Illinois

Degree Program: PhD

Entered Program: Fall 2017

Expected Graduation: Spring 2021

Dissertation Topic: TBD

Areas of interest: Medical geography, vector-borne disease, disease ecology, GIS and remote sensing, arthropod-borne viruses

Research Statement: My research interests are in the application of GIS to understand vector-borne transmission.  My past work has focused on range expansions of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus, two mosquito vectors of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus.  Moving forward, I plan to study spatial factors affecting vector distributions, insecticide resistance, and virus transmission in order to build spatial models of current and future arthropod-borne disease transmission.

Adviser: Dr. Sadie Ryan

Educational Background

  • Master of Applied Geography, New Mexico State University
  • M.S. in Biology, New Mexico State University
  • B.A. in Geography and Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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