Brooke is a disease ecologist that is broadly interested in the evolution and spatial spread of pathogens. Her work aims to connect the evolutionary dynamics of infectious disease with the ecological processes that generate them through the characterization of underlying spatial genetic patterns. Her dissertation work used influenza A as a model system to examine how human mobility affects pathogen population structure and epidemic dynamics. As a postdoc in the Metcalf lab, she is investigating the global and regional spread of rubella virus to identify sources and sinks of disease transmission. Brooke received her B.S. in biology from Pennsylvania State University (2007) and her Ph.D. from Emory University (2016).