Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The CEID seeks to develop a technically capable workforce through our training programs and ongoing research projects.  We seek to enhance opportunities for undergraduate research that taps into the interdisciplinary nature of disease ecology, preparing students for graduate studies on the complex forces that drive transmission.  Undergraduate students are encouraged […]

CEID Membership

If you are an undergrad, graduate student, postdoc, faculty member, or an interested scientist looking for an opportunity to work with the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at The University of Georgia, we offer several avenues for motivated people to take advantage of our abundant opportunities. Please check […]

Spillover Working Group

Formed as part of the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant program, this group aims to develop novel data products, quantitative methods, and theory on the drivers of zoonotic spillover and the geography of emerging infectious diseases.  We seek to build new tools for predictive modeling and risk mapping that provide an […]

Disease Mapping Working Group

Established in October 2017, this working group aims to develop the Center’s collective expertise in mapping and spatial modeling of infectious diseases. These efforts include: developing learning resources for other center members and working on collaborative mapping/modeling projects to provide hands-on experience to group members. We’ve recently developed tutorials for […]

Disease Forecasting Working Group

Established in September 2017, this working group aims to advance our capacity to forecast infectious disease dynamics by developing a forecasting architecture written in the programming language R and disseminating stress-tested R packages to CEID members and the greater scientific community. By forecasting a variety of diseases with generic time […]

Undergraduate Programs in Ecology

The University of Georgia offers two bachelor’s degrees in ecology. The Bachelor of Science in Ecology has a strong basic science emphasis and provides training in all levels of ecological study from organismal biology to population and community and ecosystem ecology. This program prepares students for graduate study in Ecology (for instance, […]

Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-funded, experiential learning program at the University of Georgia to train undergraduates in scientific methods at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. Please contact Dr. John Drake for details. The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases […]

Infectious Disease Ecology Across Scales Graduate Program

IDEAS is a novel area of emphasis in the program leading to a PhD in Ecology. IDEAS integrates various biological disciplines related to infectious disease, quantitative training, and media communication. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to grasp the interconnection inherent to the different scales of biological organization as they are relevant to the […]

Postdoctoral Positions

The CEID is currently accepting applications for our first cohort of Postdoctoral Scholars.  Applications are due Monday, December 3rd, 2018 for positions to begin July 1, 2019 or soon after.  We are hiring 3 Scholars, with positions lasting up to 2 years.  Scholars will work on projects of their own […]


We welcome guest faculty and industry representatives who seek to collaborate on projects related to infectious disease. Please contact Dr. John Drake for more information.