Daniel Mead

Animal Health Research Center, Department of Infectious Diseases, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study
Adjunct Faculty, Professor, Science Director


  • Wildlife Disease


Dr. Daniel Mead is a professor in the Department of Population Health and the science director at the Animal Health Research Center (AHRC).  The central theme of Dr. Mead’s research is to gain a better understanding of the interrelationships and natural history of wildlife, domestic animal, and human pathogens. To this end, for the last 20+ years his research has focused on the transmission dynamics of vector-borne pathogens, the ecology of pathogens affecting domestic animals, wildlife, and humans, and developing animal models to study high consequence pathogens. In his role as science director of the AHRC, Dr. Mead helps investigators and collaborators navigate through the paperwork associated with high containment research, assists with study design and implementation, and helps train faculty, staff, and students to work in the high security/high containment environment.

Research Interests

  • vector-borne diseases
  • molecular epidemiology
  • ecology of infectious diseases
  • host-parasite interactions

Educational Background

  • BS (1992), University of Arizona
  • MS (1995), University of Arizona
  • PhD (1999), University of Arizona
  • MPH (2001), University of Arizona

Selected Publications

Publications by Dr. Mead may be found on PubMed.