Dr. de Boer is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health. Her research interests include the intersection of wildlife diseases, infrastructure development and the re-emergence of infectious diseases; the implementation of the International Health Regulations to detect those pathogens; and the development of advanced epidemiological methods. She is currently funded to collaborate with the National Institute of Public health in Cuernavaca, Mexico to assess the influence of infrastructure development on malaria rates in the Mesoamerican region. She has over 20 years of field experience primarily in Latin America and the US-Mexico border region. She also worked in Asia where she completed her thesis characterizing heterosexual risk factors for HIV transmission. Her teaching responsibilities include Public Health in the Community and Epidemiological Methods as well as facilitating several Process Based Learning courses. She serves as the Associate Director for WHO/PAHO collaborating Center for Training in International Health and as Co-Director for the Public Health Track for Medical Students.