Pallavi Amritha Kache

PhD student

Pallavi is a third-year PhD student exploring how variation in the urban landscape affects mosquito population dynamics and mosquito-borne disease risk. She is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar conducting her dissertation research in Ibagué Colombia for the 2019-2020 academic year. Pallavi holds an MPH in infectious disease epidemiology, and has experience in disease surveillance and health communications with public health departments at the local and national level. Her research integrates health behavior surveys, entomological fieldwork, and remote sensing/environmental data to develop mathematical and spatio-temporal models of disease risk. She aims to use this information to simulate dengue transmission dynamics under urbanization scenarios.