Andrew Lover

Andrew Lover

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

UMass-Amherst

Andrew Lover is an assistant professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, at UMass-Amherst. His research covers a broad range of infectious disease epidemiology, including tick-borne disease; surveillance and forecasting; malaria; and the design, implementation, and analysis of complex epidemiological studies, in both domestic (Western Massachusetts) and global contexts (including Vietnam, Lao PDR, Timor-Leste, and Cambodia).

SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19: he is currently supporting global efforts to slow the spread of this pandemic. This work includes a faculty role in the Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps; syndromic surveillance and modeling studies; and implementation of a large-scale serological survey (“antibody test”) across Massachusetts. This study (Sero-Mass) is expected to enroll 2,000 participants across the Commonwealth in early Spring 2020.

His lab currently consists of two PhD students (Estee Cramer and Teah Snyder) and three MS/MPH students (Ashley Moineau, Johanna Ravenhurst, and Gabri Silverman); their studies involve a combination of qualitative and quantitative field data collection, quantitative analysis, and modeling to directly inform public health policy.

Interests

  • Infectious disease surveillance (pathogens, serology and vectors)
  • Interventional trials
  • Global health
  • Vector-borne disease

Education

  • Research Fellow, 2018

    University of California, San Francisco

  • PhD in Epidemiology, 2015

    National University of Singapore

  • MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health, 2011

    National University of Singapore

  • MS in Organic Chemistry, 2003

    University of California, Santa Barbara

  • BA in Chemistry, 1997

    Earlham College

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