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Ecology, Wildlife & Forestry

Dr. Steven Stoddard

Main Areas of Expertise Infectious disease ecology and epidemiology, ecology, public health, vector biology (medical entomology), tropical medicine, (arbo-) virology, and microbiology and pathogens. Secondary Areas of Expertise Molecular biology, population genetics, physiology, immunology, applied statistics, mathematical modelling, simulation modelling, (bio) geography, and behavioural ecology. Biography Dr. Stoddard began his career in biological research as an undergraduate investigating intercellular calcium signalling. In graduate school, he studied the physiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry of Antarctic fishes. For his doctorate, he moved from the laboratory to the computer and developed computer simulation models to evaluate the impacts of land-use change on endangered wildlife species. Subsequently, he moved to UC Davis for post-doctoral training in disease ecology and epidemiology, focusing on the mosquito-borne disease, dengue, in Peru. Dr. Stoddard was later appointed to a faculty research position at UC Davis where he continued his research on the epidemiology of dengue virus and the role of human movement in infectious disease ecology and epidemiology. He has published over 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has substantial experience preparing NIH grant proposals, and has mentored students and trainees at all levels. Dr. Stoddard is Spanish fluent and has worked with many ESL researchers and students. In 2015, Dr. Stoddard transitioned from his research position into freelance work editing, writing, and consulting. Qualifications PhD Biology (Ecology and Conservation Biology), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MSc Molecular and Integrative Physiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BSc Biology and Spanish, University of Wyoming Reviewer PLoS NTDs, PLoS One, Malaria Journal, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Journal of Medical Entomology, Acta Tropica, Epidemics, others. Current Activity Working as a freelance editor, consulting to a pair of large epidemiology research projects, and writing books.