BS: Biological Sciences, 2018, SUNY at Albany
MS: Epidemiology, 2020, SUNY at Albany
Spatial entomological risk, spatial dynamics of tick-borne disease, climate change / entomological risk
O’Connor C, Prusinski MA, Jiang S, et al. A Comparative Spatial and Climate Analysis of Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis and Human Babesiosis in New York State (2013–2018). Hamer S, ed. J Med Entomol. Published online July 21, 2021:tjab107. doi:10.1093/jme/tjab107
Russell A, Prusinski M, Sommer J, O’Connor C, et al. Epidemiology and Spatial Emergence of Anaplasmosis, New York, USA, 2010‒2018. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021;27(8):2154-2162. doi:10.3201/eid2708.210133
Dupuis AP, Prusinski MA, Russell A, O’Connor C, et al. Serologic Survey of Mosquito-Borne Viruses in Hunter-Harvested White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), New York State. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;104(2). doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-1090
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Collin O’Connor is a second year PhD student in the Health Geography program. He holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University at Albany. Collin conducts field sampling of active adult and nymphal ticks around Western New York. His current and past projects have examined various tick-borne diseases and infected tick specimens for spatial autocorrelation. Additionally, Collin has studied how tick-borne disease ecology and epidemiology are influenced by climate in New York State regions. Other research project topics include mosquito-borne diseases and COVID-19. Collin hopes to expand his research into the spatial dynamics and dynamic modeling of tick-borne disease, specifically examining how biodiversity may change the risk for tick-borne disease.