Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases

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We are a group of experts from across the region who have come together to address some of the most pressing educational and applied research needs in vector borne disease biology for the Northeast region. Our team includes medical entomologists, virologists, epidemiologists, ecologists, modelers and molecular biologists across the spectrum of academic and public health institutions in our region.
Our Goals are Threefold:
  • Conduct applied research to develop and validate effective vector-borne disease prevention and control tools and methods necessary to anticipate and respond to disease outbreaks

  • Train a cadre public health entomologists with the knowledge and skills required to rapidly detect, prevent and respond to vector-borne disease threats in the United States

  • Build effective collaborations between academic communities and public health organizations at federal, state, and local levels for vector-borne disease surveillance, response and prevention
Applied Research
Explore our research goals across 6 applied research clusters
Education & Training
Read more about our MS in Entomology at Cornell University, as well as vector-borne disease training opportunities
News and Resources
Access recent publications, news articles, and community resources on vector-borne disease