Yun Tao is an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow working at the interface of behavioral, disease, and population biology using mixed quantitative approaches to investigate the transient, hidden dynamics in complex biological systems. He has developed mathematical and computational frameworks for modeling large-scale ecological and movement patterns, predicting risks of zoonotic outbreaks, and informing vaccination strategies in advance of epidemics. Yun Tao completed his PhD in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, subsequently worked closely with the University of Helsinki and EcoHealth Alliance, followed by postdoctoral appointments at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University and the University of California, Riverside. He is the recipient of NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, NSF Research Opportunities Worldwide Fellowship, EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Fellowship, and the Lotka-Volterra Award from the Ecological Society of America.
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