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UM Women of Science
Published: 3/01/2007
By: Beth Judy

Two people walk into a room. One becomes infected by a disease there. The other doesn’t. As a disease ecologist in the Division of Biological Sciences at UM, Vanessa Ezenwa wants to find out why. “First you need to understand what factors determine disease distributions,” she says. “Then you can predict how things will change if a situation is disturbed -— and possibly, prepare.”