katharrd

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Academic Interests

I began as a PhD student at CEES in May 2016. As part of MedPlag project, I am using disease models to reconstruct the spread of plague across Eurasia in historic times. My work is supervised by Boris V. Schmid and Nils Chr. Stenseth

I am interested in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling, specifically for zoonotic diseases. Previously, I was a masters student and research assistant at CEES using susceptible-infectious-recovered (SIR) models to study mechanisms of plague transmission in cities. I hold a BA from New College of Florida, USA, where I studied primate feeding ecology in South Africa for my honors thesis. I was also awarded a Fulbright research grant to study giraffe in Etosha National Park, Namibia. 

Publications

  • Katharine R. Dean, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Lars Walløe, Ole Christian Lingærde, Barbara Bramanti, and Boris V. Schmid. Human ectoparasites spread plague during the Black Death and Second Pandemic. Poster presented at: 12th International Yersinia Symposium; 2016 Oct 25-28; Tbilisi, Georgia. (pdf)
  • Katharine R. Dean. Modeling plague transmission in Medieval European cities. Masters thesis (2015), CEES, University of Oslo. (pdf)

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