Dana Kristine Pasquale
Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences

Dr. Dana K Pasquale earned a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from UNC-Chapel Hill, earned an MPH in health behavior from East Carolina University, and completed three years as a postdoc in the Duke University Department of Sociology.  She combines social network and pathogen genetic data to study infectious disease transmission networks.  The majority of Dana’s work is domestic, examining HIV and syphilis transmission in North Carolina.  She also uses clonal bacterial data, pathogen genetic data, and location information to study hospital-acquired multi-drug resistant infections.  Dana is the PI of Duke RDS^2:  Respondent-Driven Sampling for Respiratory Disease Surveillance, a CDC-funded snowball sampling study to locate active, undiagnosed SARS-CoV-2 cases in Durham County.  She is also externally funded by NIH and NSF as a co-Investigator.

Current Research Interests

Epidemiology, infectious diseases, network analysis, disease transmission, agent based models, phylogenetic analysis, pathogen genetic data, spatial analysis, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, antibiotic resistance, nosocomial infections

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Contact Information

  • 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701
  • 215 Morris Street, Suite 210, Durham, NC 27701

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