Kevin Bakker, PhD, MSc
- Assistant Research Scientist of Epidemiology
- SPH II
- 1415 Washington Heights
- Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2017
M.S. University of Michigan, 2014
B.S. Michigan State University, 2006
B.S. Michigan State University, 2004
- collecting data on, and analyzing, antibody and T-cell responses to COVID-19 exposure
- collecting and analyzing wastewater to understand COVID-19 dynamics in the environment and link environmental data to epidemiological data
- deciphering the mechanistic drivers of poliovirus transmission seasonality to optimize vaccination
- complete a vampire bat rabies spatial to evaluate the impact of spreadable or semi-transmissible vaccines on rabies dynamics at the population level
- continue an array of projects with undergraduate and Masters students on interpreting the environmental, demographic, and social mechanisms responsible for outbreaks of historical infectious diseases.
- Fenton, M. B., Streicker, D. G., Racey, P. A., Tuttle, M. D., Medellin, R. A., Daley, M. J., ... & Bakker, K. M. (2020). Knowledge gaps about rabies transmission from vampire bats to humans. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(4), 517-518.
- Bakker, K. M., Rocke, T. E., Osorio, J. E., Abbott, R. C., Tello, C., Carrera, J. E., ... & Streicker, D. G. (2019). Fluorescent biomarkers demonstrate prospects for spreadable vaccines to control disease transmission in wild bats. Nature ecology & evolution, 3(12), 1697-1704.
- Bakker, K. M., Martinez-Bakker, M. E., Helm, B., & Stevenson, T. J. (2016). Digital epidemiology reveals global childhood disease seasonality and the effects of immunization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(24), 6689-6694.
- Ecological Society of America
- British Ecological Society
- American Geophysical Union