Laura Pomeroy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Laura Pomeroy, PhD


1841 Neil Ave.
380G Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-292-2942

Professional Overview

Dr. Pomeroy’s research is in the areas of infectious disease transmission and control. The goal of her research is to understand disease ecology, evolution, and spatial patterns with an emphasis on emerging and reemerging diseases. This involves using data and models of host-pathogen dynamics to identify causes of epidemics in many human and animal systems.

Dr. Pomeroy co-teaches PUBHEPI 5420, a 3-credit hour course called “Modeling Infectious Disease Transmission in Humans and Animals.” She also has helped develop courses for Data Analytics in Public Health and will be part of the instructional team for these courses. 

Areas of Research and Study

Disease ecology, modeling infectious diseases, phylogenetics


Ph.D., Biology, Penn State University, 2008
B.S., Molecular Biology, Purdue University, 2002

Selected Publications

Northrop A, Pomeroy LW. 2019. Forecasting HIV-1 integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) drug resistance: a modeling study. Forthcoming in J AIDS.

Pomeroy LW, Moritz M, Garabed RB. 2019. Network analysis of transhumance movements and implications for foot-and-mouth disease transmissionEpidemics, Volume 28, September 2019, 100334.

Moreno-Torres K, Pomeroy LW, Moritz M, Saville W, Wolfe B, Garabed R. 2017. Host species heterogeneity in the epidemiology of Neospora caninumPLoS ONE

Pomeroy LW, Bjørnstad ON, Kim H, Jumbo SD, Abdoulkadiri S, Garabed RB. 2015. Serotype specific transmission and waning immunity of endemic foot-and-mouth disease in Cameroon. PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0136642

Pomeroy LW, Bjørnstad ON, Holmes EC. 2008. The Evolutionary and Epidemiological Dynamics of the Paramyxovirdae. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 66(2): 98-106. doi: 10.1007/s00239-007-9040-x