Folashade B. Agusto
- Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Agusto is a trained applied mathematician based in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. Her work focuses on designing novel models to gain insight into the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases of public health importance and how to mitigate the risks they pose to human health. She has designed and analyzed novel models for diseases like Ebola, avian influenza, Zika, Chikungunya, and malaria.
Her current works are on modeling the impacts of prescribed fire on ticks and tick-borne diseases across the Great Plains. She is also working to understand the role of human behavior on the transmission of COVID-19, and how these behaviors drive COVID-19 multiple waves.
Dr. Agusto is involved in capacity building across West Africa where I have organized summer schools for graduate students on mathematical biology and ecology in Benin, Senegal, and Nigeria.