Dr. Goldberg’s research and teaching focus on the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease, combining field and laboratory studies to understand how pathogens in dynamic ecosystems are transmitted among hosts, across complex landscapes, and over time. This involves numerous projects around the world that use evolutionary and epidemiological tools to track the movement of pathogens, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa and fungi. The overall goal of is to discover generalized mechanisms that govern pathogen transmission, evolution, and emergence, and to improve the health and wellbeing of animals and humans while helping to conserve the rapidly changing ecosystems that we share. Dr. Goldberg received his BA from Amherst College in Biology and English and went on to earn a doctorate degree from Harvard University in Biological Anthropology. He earned his DVM and MS (Epidemiology) from the University of Illinois.