Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., Graduate Group in Ecology 2015
    UC Davis Davis, CA
  • B.Sc., Center for Environmental Studies 2006
    Brown University Providence, RI

Professional Experience

  • Principal Scientist, Computational Research 2019-
    EcoHealth Alliance New York, NY
  • Senior Research Scientist 2017-2019
    EcoHealth Alliance New York, NY
  • Disease Ecologist 2015-2017
    EcoHealth Alliance New York, NY
  • Senior Analyst 2008-2009
    GreenOrder New York, NY
  • Analyst 2006-2008
    GreenOrder New York, NY

Selected Software Packages

  • citesdb: A high-performance database of shipment-level CITES trade data. (2019)    
  • fasterize: High performance raster conversion for modern spatial data. (2018)    
  • rchie: An R parser for ArchieML. (2018)        
  • redoc: Reversible reproducible documents with R Markdown and Microsoft Word. (2019)      

Courses and Workshops

  • Simulating Epidemiological Models with R, EcoHealth Net Workshop, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virgina, Jun 4, 2019    
  • Generalized Additive Models in R: A Free Interactive Course, (online), May 30, 2019    
  • Fitting Non-Linear Models in R with the mgcv Package, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 10, 2018    
  • Simulating Epidemiological Models with R, EcoHealth Net Workshop, Tufts University, Meford, Massachusettss, Jun 5, 2017  
  • Fitting Non-Linear Models in R with the mgcv Package, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 10, 2017  


  • R, Coronavirus, and Pandemic Prevention, New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup, Apr 20, 2020        
  • Building Software and Communities With Peer Review: rOpenSci, pyOpenSci, and Beyond, PyData NYC, Nov 5, 2019      
  • One Health Surveillance Data: Sharing, Standards, and Stories, Bat One Health Research Network Meeting, Phuket, Thailand, Aug 28, 2019    
  • Epidemiological Modeling: From Basics to Artificial Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security Biosurveillance Presentation Series, Jun 19, 2019  
  • Reproducibility in an Office world: tools for crossing the abyss, New York R Conference, May 11, 2019  
  • Reproducibility in an Office world: a brief history of failures, R-Ladies NYC, Nov 6, 2018  
  • Generating better macroecological data from literature: a case study of antimicrobial resistance emergence, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Aug 10, 2018    
  • DockeR for the UseR, New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup, Jul 11, 2018        
  • The Modern R Data Package, New York R Conference, Apr 21, 2018  
  • Nonlinear models in R: the wonderful world of mgcv, New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup, Nov 21, 2017      
  • Better packages through peer review: lessons from rOpenSci, New York R Conference, Apr 22, 2017  
  • Joint circulation of viral diseases in a bat population, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale., Florida, Aug 9, 2016    
  • Optimal control of disease with individual-based models, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, Aug 11, 2015    
  • Modeling forest disease using a macroparasite framework, Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California, Aug 13, 2014    


  • Gregory F. Albery, Evan A. Eskew, Noam Ross and Kevin J. Olival (2020) Predicting the global mammalian viral sharing network using phylogeography. doi:10.1038/s41467-020-16153-4
  • Emma Mendelsohn, Noam Ross, Allison M White, Karissa Whiting, Cale Basaraba, Brooke Watson Madubuonwu, Erica Johnson, Mushtaq Dualeh, Zach Matson, Sonia Dattaray, Nchedochukwu Ezeokoli, Melanie Kirshenbaum Lieberman, Jacob Kotcher, Samantha Maher, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio and Peter Daszak (2020, preprint) Extracting novel antimicrobial emergence events from scientific literature and medical reports. doi:10.1101/2020.08.13.20165852
  • Daniel Nüst, Dirk Eddelbuettel, Dom Bennett, Robrecht Cannoodt, Dav Clark, Gergely Daroczi, Mark Edmondson, Colin Fay, Ellis Hughes, Lars Kjeldgaard, Sean Lopp, Ben Marwick, Heather Nolis, Jacqueline Nolis, Hong Ooi, Karthik Ram, Noam Ross, Lori Shepherd, Péter Sólymos, Tyson Lee Swetnam, Nitesh Turaga, Charlotte Van Petegem, Jason Williams, Craig Willis and Nan Xiao (2020, preprint) The Rockerverse: Packages and Applications for Containerization with R. doi:
  • Colin J. Carlson, Gregory F. Albery, Cory Merow, Christopher H. Trisos, Casey M. Zipfel, Evan A. Eskew, Kevin J. Olival, Noam Ross and Shweta Bansal (2020, preprint) Climate change will drive novel cross-species viral transmission. doi:10.1101/2020.01.24.918755
  • Evan A. Eskew, Allison M. White, Noam Ross, Kristine M. Smith, Katherine F. Smith, Jon Paul Rodríguez, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, William B. Karesh and Peter Daszak (2020) United States wildlife and wildlife product imports from 2000–2014. doi:10.1038/s41597-020-0354-5
  • Hongying Li, Emma Mendelsohn, Chen Zong, Wei Zhang, Emily Hagan, Ning Wang, Shiyue Li, Hong Yan, Huimin Huang, Guangjian Zhu, Noam Ross, Aleksei Chmura, Philip Terry, Mark Fielder, Maureen Miller, Zhengli Shi and Peter Daszak (2019) Human-animal interactions and bat coronavirus spillover potential among rural residents in Southern China. doi:10.1016/j.bsheal.2019.10.004
  • Noam Ross, Evan Eskew and Nicolas Ray (2019) citesdb: An R package to support analysis of CITES Trade Database shipment-level data. doi:10.21105/joss.01483
  • Eric J. Pedersen, David L. Miller, Gavin L. Simpson and Noam Ross (2019) Hierarchical generalized additive models in ecology: an introduction with mgcv. doi:10.7717/peerj.6876  
  • Colin J. Carlson, Ian T. Kracalik, Noam Ross, Kathleen A. Alexander, Martin E. Hugh-Jones, Mark Fegan, Brett T. Elkin, Tasha Epp, Todd K. Shury, Wenyi Zhang, Mehriban Bagirova, Wayne M. Getz and Jason K. Blackburn (2019) The global distribution of Bacillus anthracis and associated anthrax risk to humans, livestock and wildlife. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0435-4
  • Evan A. Eskew, Noam Ross, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio and William B. Karesh (2019) The CITES Trade Database is not a “global snapshot” of legal wildlife trade: Response to Can et al., 2019. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00631
  • Karthik Ram, Carl Boettiger, Scott Chamberlain, Noam Ross, Maelle Salmon and Stefanie Butland (2018) A Community of Practice Around Peer Review for Long-Term Research Software Sustainability. doi:10.1109/mcse.2018.2882753
  • Richard C. Cobb, Noam Ross, Katherine J. Hayden, Catherine A. Eyre, Richard S. Dodd, Susan J. Frankel, Matteo Garbelotto and David M. Rizzo (2018) Promise and Pitfalls of Endemic Resistance for Cultural Resources Threatened by Phytophthora ramorum. doi:10.1094/phyto-04-18-0142-r
  • Melinda K. Rostal, Noam Ross, Catherine Machalaba, Claudia Cordel, Janusz T. Paweska and William B. Karesh (2018) Benefits of a one health approach: An example using Rift Valley fever. doi:10.1016/j.onehlt.2018.01.001
  • Jonathan Salerno, Noam Ross, Ria Ghai, Michael Mahero, Dominic A. Travis, Thomas R. Gillespie and Joel Hartter (2017) Human–Wildlife Interactions Predict Febrile Illness in Park Landscapes of Western Uganda. doi:10.1007/s10393-017-1286-1
  • Richard Cobb, Peter Hartsough, Noam Ross, Janet Klein, David LaFever, Susan Frankel and David Rizzo (2017) Resiliency or restoration: management of sudden oak death before and after outbreak. doi:10.5399/osu/fp.7.1.4021
  • Catherine Machalaba, Kristine M Smith, Lina Awada, Kevin Berry, Franck Berthe, Timothy A Bouley, Mieghan Bruce, Jose Cortiñas Abrahantes, Anas El Turabi, Yasha Feferholtz, Louise Flynn, Giullaume Fournié, Amanda Andre, Delia Grace, Olga Jonas, Tabitha Kimani, François Le Gall, Juan Jose Miranda, Marisa Peyre, Julio Pinto, Noam Ross, Simon R Rüegg, Robert H Salerno, Richard Seifman, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio and William B Karesh (2017) One Health Economics to confront disease threats. doi:10.1093/trstmh/trx039
  • Kevin J. Olival, Parviez R. Hosseini, Carlos Zambrana-Torrelio, Noam Ross, Tiffany L. Bogich and Peter Daszak (2017) Host and viral traits predict zoonotic spillover from mammals. doi:10.1038/nature22975
  • K. Olival, K. Wiens, C. Rosenthal, A. Willoughby, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, N. Ross and P. Daszak (2016) Identifying the next Zika: An analysis of zoonotic potential in Flaviviridae. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.023
  • J.H. Epstein, S.J. Anthony, A. Islam, A.M. Kilpatrick, S. Ali Khan, N. Ross, I. Smith, J. Barr, C. Zambrana-Torrelio, Y. Tao, A. Islam, P.L. Quan, K. Olival, E. Gurley, M.J. Hossain, H.E. Field, M. Fielder, T. Briese, M. Rahman, G. Crameri, L.-F. Wang, S. Luby, W.I. Lipkin and P. Daszak (2016) Nipah virus ecology and infection dynamics in its bat reservoir, Pteropus medius, in Bangladesh. doi:10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.056
  • Sebastian J. Schreiber and Noam Ross (2016) Individual‐based integral projection models: the role of size‐structure on extinction risk and establishment success. doi:10.1111/2041-210x.12537
  • Rosemary Hartman and Noam Ross (2014, preprint) Building a better frog trap: The benefits of mal-adaptive habitat choice for metapopulations with different life history strategies. doi:10.1101/004226
  • Carl Boettiger, Noam Ross and Alan Hastings (2013) Early warning signals: the charted and uncharted territories. doi:10.1007/s12080-013-0192-6
  • K. Fuller, D. Kling, K. Kroetz, N. Ross and J.N. Sanchirico (2013) Economics and Ecology of Open-Access Fisheries. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-375067-9.00114-5