What does deforestation have to do with human health and flourishing? In this TowerTalk, Dr. Kristen Page explains how certain patterns of human land use and resource consumption contribute to an increase in disease, especially among the world’s poor. For this reason, she argues, care for creation is love for neighbor.
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About Dr. Page
Dr. Kristen Page's research focuses on the raccoon roundworm Baylisascaris procyonis, how it is transmitted, and how its presence can be decreased in public areas such as forest preserves and green spaces. She often consults with wildlife officials on development and use of mitigation strategies. Dr. Page has also begun to study the connection between parasite and HIV infections in patients abroad. Professional interests include disease transmission dynamics as a function of land-use and the development of mitigation strategies for zoonotic diseases.
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