Professor Mercedes Pascual

Professor, Biology and Environmental Studies, New York University, USA

New York University

Mercedes Pascual is a Professor in the Departments of Biology and Environmental Studies at New York University, and an external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. A theoretical and computational ecologist, she is interested in the population dynamics of infectious diseases, their response to changing environments and their interplay with pathogen diversity.

In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Pascual as one of the 50 most important women in science. Pascual received the 2014 Robert H. MacArthur Award from the Ecological Society of America.
Pascual is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2019, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Her research interests are: Climate and health, Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases, Infectious disease dynamics, Mathematical and computational biology, Theoretical ecology, Vector-borne and water-borne infections, Networks in ecology and evolution, Community ecology