Our research group uses multi-disciplinary approaches to understand the ways in which infectious diseases spread and how social and environmental conditions—from climate change to urbanization—impact infectious diseases. We focus on both emerging infectious disease threats and infectious diseases on the edge of elimination. We use multi-disciplinary approaches including field-based surveillance, next generation genomic sequencing, and biostatistical analysis methods to identify vulnerable populations and improve disease surveillance. Current research focuses on understanding barriers to elimination in residual hotspots of schistosomiasis in China, evaluating the impact of climate change on water-borne diseases, and improving surveillance and modeling tools for COVID-19 in Colorado and beyond.
The Carlton Research Group is committed to increasing diversity in science and is invested in the full participation of historically under-represented groups in public health research and practice. We are a multi-disciplinary group including masters and doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows. We strive to provide an engaging, collaborative work environment.