Nick Arisco is a third-year doctoral student in population health sciences and the Global Health and Populations department. His research investigates the socioeconomic, environmental, and spatial effects of land-use change and climate change on malaria transmission in regions undergoing intense ecological change. His dissertation work focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of malaria transmission in the Brazilian Amazon as it relates to deforestation, climate change, and human mobility. Prior to beginning his doctoral program, Nick graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2016 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and Ecology where he researched ecological predictors of West Nile Virus vector prevalence across an urbanization gradient. Following this, he received an M.S. in Environmental Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2018, where he researched the disease ecology of malaria in Madagascar.