Dr. Edwin Michael

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Dr. Edwin Michael

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame

Edwin Michael is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Michael is an epidemiologist who studies the influence of global climate change on vector-borne and environmentally-mediated infectious diseases.

Michael works with the ND-GAIN team to quantify the vulnerability of countries to infectious and water-borne diseases, which are projected to increase under climate change. Due to climate change, in combination with increasing population size, urbanization and broad economic development, countries can expect different outcomes for diseases, such as malaria and diarrhea. He uses both statistical, as well as dynamic modelling techniques, to investigate the relationship of climate change to infectious and water-borne disease transmission.

Michael is also interested in the development of mobile health technologies, crowdsourcing, and social enterprise innovations towards improving human health in underserved populations. He has traveled throughout Asia, Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific regions for his research and published extensively in both medical and scientific journals.