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Dr. Sippy is interested in disease seasonality, and the relative contributions of climate and non-climate factors in shaping seasons. Non-climate factors can include human behaviours, population immunology, environment, and vector abundance, among others. She principally focuses on dengue virus, as well as other vector-borne illnesses. Dr. Sippy's work involves complex datasets of human, viral, vector and environmental data; she is interested in the spatial scales or contexts in which these factors have the greatest influence on dengue disease and outbreaks.


  • ARBODYNAMIC: Long-term dynamics of dengue in Bangkok, Thailand (current). Thailand Ministry of Health, AFRIMS, University of Florida
  • Tickborne disease in South America (active). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington State University, SUNY-Upstate Medical University, SUNY-ESF
  • Epidemiology and predictions of pathogen-specific outbreaks among Ecuadorian children (active). SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Ecuador Ministry of Health 
  • Environmental factors related to household abundance of Aedes aegypti in epidemic settings (recent past). University of Florida, SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Stanford University
  • Novel household interventions for control of Aedes aegypti (recent past). Syracuse University, SUNY-Upstate Medical University, Pontifica Catolica Universidad de Ecuador
Research Associate, Department of Genetics
The study of the long-term evolution of dengue virus and the drivers of dengue transmission processes.
Dr Rachel  Sippy
Not available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
Antigenic Cartography
Molecular epidemiology