Department of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology, Professor

Vector-Borne Diseases | Wildlife & Exotic Animal Diseases | Zoonotic Diseases


Research Interests

  • Effects of anthropogenic environmental change on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease
  • Theoretical and applied ecology of infectious diseases, particularly multi-host vector borne pathogens
  • Chagas disease ecology
  • Pathology and ecology of wildlife diseases; effects of parasites/pathogens on wildlife population dynamics
  • Diseases of Neotropical wildlife
  • Wildlife pathology and disease ecology
  • Holistic studies of zoonotic diseases: incorporating ecological, evolutionary, economic, and social approaches to understand, predict, and prevent transmission

Educational Background

  • BA (1989), Biology, Colgate University
  • DVM (1993), Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • MS (1996), Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
  • Residency (1999), Wildlife and Zoo Pathology, Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo
  • PhD (2009), Ecology, Odum School of Ecology, The University of Georgia
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Selected Publications

Additional publications by Dr. Gottdenker may be found at Google Scholar.

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