Nelda A. Rivera

Department Illinois Natural History Survey - PRI

Dr. Rivera’s research interest is in the epidemiology of infectious diseases, disease surveillance and determination of reservoir hosts. She focus in the ecology and evolution of new and re-emerging infectious diseases, as well as pathogenesis, pathology, host response, prevention and control of infectious diseases that affect wildlife, domestic animals and that might be zoonotic.

Degrees D.V.M., Doctor in Veterinary Medicine, University of Panamá.
M.S.,Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Current Position Research Scientist - Illinois Natural History Survey