I am a Research Associate in the Mishra Lab at the Map Centre for Urban Health Solutions. My current research focuses on how SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern (VOCs) can exacerbate inequities within communities and how heterogeneities within these communities and across VOCs can influence transmission dynamics and measurements of vaccine effectiveness. In the future, I am interested in expanding this research to develop better frameworks for understanding and forecasting emerging infectious diseases, particularly at the animal-human interface.
I previously completed my PhD under the supervision of Péter Molnár and Marie-Josée Fortin in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dept. at the University of Toronto. My PhD research focused on creating frameworks to understand variations in ecological interactions from mechanisms to networks and improving how we design and evaluate explanatory and predictive models.
I am also the co-founder of the Canadian Ecological Forecasting Initiative - a Chapter of the Ecological Forecasting Initiative. The main objective of this initiative is to build forecasting capacity and to better bridge the divide between forecasting and decision-making.
Research Interests: forecasting, transmission modelling, host-parasite systems, ecological networks, and integrating models into decision-making.