Whitney Preisser

I am an assistant professor of disease ecology at KennesaHeadshot of Dr. Whitney Preisserw State University. My research program explores the ecology and biogeography of parasitic diseases of wildlife. I use literature sources, field collections, and natural history collections to investigate the spatial and temporal distributions of parasitic diseases, and I seek to understand how the environment, hosts, and anthropogenic disturbances shape these patterns.

I received my PhD from Texas A&M University in 2019. I was a postdoctoral scholar in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington from 2019 to 2021, and then I was a Biodiversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University from 2021 to 2022.