Bio

<b>Peter Hudson</b>, PhD is the Willaman Professor of Biology and the Director of <a href="http://www.huck.psu.edu">Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences</a>, where he focuses on the ecology of wildlife diseases, including zoonoses. His group uses a mixture of fieldwork, laboratory studies and mathematical modeling to explore disease dynamics in three main study areas. <br> <br> <strong>Epidemiology and population dynamics</strong> <br> <ul> <li>How disease flows through wild animal populations<br></li> <li>Mechanisms that lead to disease persistence within populations<br></li> <li>The consequences of individual infections on host population dynamics. For instance, how the sub-lethal effects of infection destabilize host population dynamics by influencing the fecundity of individuals.<br></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Heterogeneities</strong> <br> <ul> <li>Identifying variation in transmission between infected individuals — and the role of "superspreaders" in disease dynamics.<br></li> </ul> <br> <strong>Parasite interactions</strong> <br> <ul> <li>How infection by one disease agent alters host susceptibility to other parasites and pathogens.<br></li> <li>The consequences of these interactions for host population dynamics.</li> </ul> <br>Much of Peter's work has implications for the control of wildlife diseases, and of emerging zoonotic disease. <br>

Courses

Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases

Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases