Biological Sciences, Ecological Research, Epidemiology, Population Sciences, Public Health
Data Visualization, Dynamical Models, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Predictive Modeling, Statistical Inference, Statistical Modeling, Time Series Analysis

Kevin Bakker

Assistant Research Scientist


Kevin’s research is focused on to identifying and interpreting the mechanisms responsible for the complex dynamics we observe in ecological and epidemiological systems using data science and modeling approaches. He is primarily interested in emerging and endemic pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, influenza, vampire bat rabies, and a host of childhood infectious diseases such as chickenpox. He uses statistical and mechanistic models to fit, forecast, and occasionally back-cast expected disease dynamics under a host of conditions, such as vaccination or other control mechanisms.