Most antibiotics sold each year are given to the animals we raise for food. My research combines tools from environmental microbiology, epidemiology, and genomics to understand the consequences of this practice on the selection and spread of emerging, resistant pathogens to vulnerable human communities, both in the US and across the globe.

I'm also interested in exploring behavioral, dietary, and infrastructural interventions that could prevent the spread of resistance, especially in low-resource settings.

I also enjoy science communication and outreach, and I'm especially interested in improving the public's understanding of health risks.

I'm currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts University and a core faculty member of Tufts' Stuart B. Levy Center for Integrated Management of Antimicrobial Resistance.

Read about my research interests here --> Nature Career Q&A

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Or check out the websites from my current and former labs:

Tufts Pickering Lab

Institut Pasteur Pharmacoepidemiology and Infectious Diseases Unit

UNC Environmental Health Microbiology Lab