I am an evolutionary biologist that develops and utilizes mathematical models to study a variety of phenomena in evolutionary ecology. The broad focus of my research to date has been to elucidate the roles that organismal and environmental heterogeneities play in shaping the ecological and evolutionary fates of populations. Specifically, my past and current work has considered the effects of these types of heterogeneity in numerous settings, including the evolution of sperm competition, the evolutionary theory of aging, metapopulation persistence in heterogeneous environments, and the ecology and evolutionary epidemiology of infectious diseases. This latter focus has primarily addressed questions regarding the evolution of pathogen virulence and is currently my most active area of research. Of particular interest to me is how public health interventions, like vaccination, antibiotic administration, and various other prophylactic or responsive treatments, influence the evolution of pathogen strategies. Ultimately, I believe that my work will aid to inform population level treatment plans and policies within a rational virulence management framework.