College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
Meggan Craft is an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. Her research program focuses on the ecology of infectious diseases, especially ecosystem health themes at the intersection of animal, human and environmental health. She tests hypotheses about disease spread and consequent control by parameterizing theoretical disease models with empirical data. In addition to advising students in the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program, she can also advise students in the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior and Conservation Biology programs.
Craft has spent extensive time in Africa studying disease ecology issues, such as the dynamics of multi-host viruses in carnivore populations. Craft plans to use her Institute on the Environment resident fellowship to lead a project aimed at understanding the impact of anthrax on hippos, cattle and humans in Uganda. She is also piloting more local research on deer connectivity and eastern equine encephalitis virus in Minnesota. In addition, she is developing a course titled Health and Biodiversity for undergraduates.
See Craft's faculty page for more info.