Latterell Lecture - Dr. Andrea Lund

UMN Morris alumna, Dr. Andrea Lund, will present a lecture entitled, "From UMN Morris to Africa: Human-environment dynamics in the eco-epidemiology of schistosomiasis." 

Human schistosomiasis is parasitic disease that affects 200 million people worldwide and is second only to malaria in the global burden of parasitic disease. The transmission of human schistosomes occurs between freshwater snails and people when free-swimming parasite larvae penetrate the skin of someone who is wading, bathing or otherwise in contact with the water. The occurrence of schistosomiasis is often elevated in settings where water is actively managed for food or energy production.  Andrea will discuss how social and environmental factors interact to perpetuate schistosome transmission, highlighting the need for environmental interventions
to complement existing pharmaceutical-based controls.

Dr. Andrea Lund holds a Ph.D. in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, a Master’s of Public Health in Global Epidemiology from The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory
University, and earned Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Spanish from UMN Morris in 2011.

Privately funded with gifts from alumni, faculty, staff, and Latterell friends and family, the Joseph J. Latterell Memorial Visiting Alumnus Program provides annual grants to disciplines within the Division of Science and Mathematics to invite alumni to campus to serve as resource persons for students and faculty.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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