Dr. John Drake

Position: Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor in the Odum School of Ecology

Email: jdrake@uga.edu Phone: 706-818-4452

Education: Ph.D. from the University of Notre DameAbout: Dr. Drake’s interests include population dynamics, epidemiology, and computational ecology. His research projects focus on global patterns, predictors, and their dynamical consequences in zoonotic diseases of mammals, forecasting tipping points in emerging and reemerging infectious diseases, population biology of West Nile virus in New York City, evolutionary dynamics of avian influenza virus, ecological niche identification and geographic range prediction for disease vectors, and extinction in experimental zooplankton populations.