Welcome to the Levy Research Group
Dr. Levy works at the interface of epidemiology, ecology and statistics to understand and control vector-borne and other infectious diseases. He has focused his research the past five years on the control of urban Chagas disease transmission in Peru. His research team in Peru conducts epidemiological studies on Chagas disease as well as entomological and ecological research on disease vectors and reservoirs.
In addition his team uses quantitative and qualitative methods to elucidate the factors that have led to urbanization of a disease traditionally associated with rural poverty. Dr. Levy's methodological interests include developing new Bayesian methods to retrace the history of epidemics, and applying techniques from control theory to optimize interventions against infectious diseases.