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Randall Kramer

Juli Plant Grainger Professor Emeritus of Global Environmental Health
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328
9 Circuit Drive, 4115 Environment Hall, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances

Biodiversity Conservation: Employing Markets and Payments for Ecosystem Services · December 1, 2008 Lecture 9th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World, Washington, DC.

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship

Bass Connections Team Leader - Social-ecological Networks and Zoonotic Disease in Rural Madagascar · 2019 - 2020 Projects & Field Work flag Madagascar Global Health
Bass Connections Faculty Team Leader - How Do People Affect Zoonotic Disease Dynamics in Madagascar? · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work flag Madagascar

Primary Theme: Global Health

This project will investigate the links between biodiversity, infectious disease and human health in a rural community in Madagascar. Research has documented conflicting associations between land use change and infectious disease risk, with some studies finding that deforestation increases disease risk for humans, while other studies find the opposite pattern. It is critically important to make sense of these conflicting patterns. One approach is to design studies that elucidate the mechanisms that drive associations between land use change and infectious disease risk for humans. One such mechanism is that deforestation alters wildlife communities by reducing habitat for native species and introducing invasive species, thus changing the disease dynamics of biological systems. The specific effects of human activities on disease, however, depend on the intensity of land use, the original biodiversity and other factors.

Duke Global Health Outreach - Application of Integrated Strategy with Community-based Approaches and Strengthening Health System to Control Malaria Effectively in the Southern Tanzania · December 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United Republic of Tanzania

Service to Duke

Bass Connections Theme Leader (Global Health) · 2013 - 2015 Curriculum Innovations
Bass Connections Faculty Advisory Council (Program) · 2012 - 2015 Committee Service