Pilar Fernandez

Pilar Fernandez

Assistant Professor

Dr. Fernandez is an assistant professor at the Allen School for Global Health at Washington State University. As a disease ecologist her research focuses on the eco-epidemiology of zoonotic diseases, and in particular, vector-borne diseases. Her main research interests lay in understanding the transmission of zoonotic diseases as complex socio-ecological systems, combining methods from epidemiology and ecology. The ultimate goal is to identify critical factors affecting disease transmission, which will aid in the design of improved intervention strategies to alleviate the disease burden in affected communities.


  • PhD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2017
  • BSc/MSc, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012

Research Interest

  • Disease ecology
  • Socio-ecological systems
  • Chagas disease
  • Tick-borne diseases
  • Neglected tropical diseases