Charles L Nunn
Gosnell Family Professor in Global Health

Current Research Interests

Charles Nunn addresses a wide range of questions at the intersection of ecology, evolution, and health. These include projects on infectious disease, evolutionary medicine, and the ecology and evolution of sleep.

Many of Nunn’s research projects involve large-scale informatics datasets, including phylogenetic comparative studies and meta-analyses. Other projects involve field research in rural Madagascar. Yet other projects aim to model ecological or evolutionary phenomena, such as disease transmission. All of the projects involve quantitative approaches rooted in phylogenetics, networks, epidemiology, and spatial analyses.

Nunn’s research has implications for human health, conservation of biodiversity, and the connections between humans, animals and the environment (One Health). His research also informs studies of human evolution.

Research support for activities in the Nunn Lab is provided by the NIH, NSF, and other funding agencies.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

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