I am an infectious disease ecologist. I am currently a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology at Princeton University (Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology). I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Ecology & Evolution Department at the University of Michigan. My primary interest is the seasonality of infectious diseases, though I am broadly interested in various aspects of disease and population ecology. My current research focuses on trying to understand the ecological, demographic, and environmental drivers behind seasonal epidemics of childhood infectious diseases, namely poliomyelitis, measles, and chickenpox. A few of my new projects include biological rhythms, digital epidemiology, transgenerational immunity, and vaccine modes of action. I utilize cutting-edge statistical inference techniques to couple disease incidence data with mechanistic epidemiological models to gain insight to the population dynamics of disease. View my CV here. You can also keep track of me on my Google Scholar Profile. I tweet about disease ecology, science, and programming at @MartinezBakker. I received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Alaska Southeast in 2009.


NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University
106A Guyot Hall

Princeton, NJ 08540







Photo Credit: Dean Calma / IAEA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Photo Credit: Dean Calma / IAEA (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).

Click on the map above to see interactive maps of measles, polio, chickenpox, and influenza epidemics in the US. Collaboration with the Last Mile Code.7370.