Andrew J. MacDonald

Andrew J. MacDonald, PhD

Postdoctoral Science Fellow
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street, C228
Stanford CA 94305-6165
(650) 736-8276 (voice)

Research Interests

Ecology of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases; land use and climate change impacts on disease emergence; coupled natural-human systems and environmental change; poverty and infectious disease


Andrew MacDonald is a disease ecologist and a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Stanford University. He received his PhD from the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in September 2016. His dissertation focused on the effect of land use and environmental change on tick-borne disease risk in California and the northeastern US. His current work focuses on coupled natural-human system feedbacks and land use change as drivers of mosquito-borne disease, with a focus on malaria in the Amazon basin.