Honors & Awards

  • Spectrum Innovation Accelerator Seed Grant in Population Health Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine (2014-2015)
  • Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF), Stanford University, Office of the Vice Provost of Graduate Education (2013-2016)
  • African Studies Graduate Research Fellowship, Stanford University (2013)
  • George & Louise Spindler Award for Excellence in Anthropological Sciences, Stanford University, Anthropological Sciences Department (2007)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Guest Researcher, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, HIV and Retrovirology Lab Branch, NCHSTP (2012 - Present)

Membership Organizations

Education & Certifications

  • Master of Science, Stanford University, EASYS-MS (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, ANSCI-BAH (2007)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Stanford University, ESTP-IHN (2007)

Stanford Advisors

Personal Interests


Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Laura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks.

Current Clinical Interests

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Responders
  • Ecological and Environmental Processes
  • Environmental Health