Alex Perkins

Alex Perkins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame. He completed a BA in Computational Ecology at the University of Tennessee and a PhD in Population Biology at the University of California, Davis. He received postdoctoral training through the NIH Fogarty International Center’s Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) Program. Research in his lab uses a variety of mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques to answer questions about the dynamics and control of mosquito-borne diseases. Ongoing projects range from using mechanistic models of spatiotemporal transmission dynamics to estimate past transmission patterns and forecast future transmission, using simulation models to inform design and analysis of trials for vaccines and vector control products, and inferring transmission networks in near-elimination malaria settings based on a combination of epidemiological and genetic data.