Research Overview

Dr. Mihaljevic is an Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University’s School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems (SICCS), and he is an affiliate researcher at NAU’s Pathogen and Microbiome Institute. Research in our lab integrates across disciplines to understand the dominant drivers of pathogen transmission, with applications in wildlife conservation and public health. Grounded in epidemiological theory, we develop statistical computing techniques to rigorously link mechanistic models with diverse data sources, and we construct collaborative cyberinfrastructure to operationalize modeling techniques for real world applications.

Recent Grants!

We have recently received funding from both the NSF and NIH! Read more about how our lab will be exploring the combined effects of climate and disease on host extinction dynamics, here. And read more about how we are building cyberinfrastructure to improve the construction and relevance of spatial epidemiological models for public health, here.

Diversity in STEM Fields

Our lab is committed to supporting the growth of student scientists from diverse and historically underrepresented groups in the STEM fields, including those who identify as ethnic, racial, economic, religious and gender minorities, and those from the LGBTQ+ community. We believe that our science and our society are improved by recognizing and fostering diverse perspectives.

Northern Arizona University

School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems

The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute

The Center for Health Equity Research