Sean Moore Research Assistant Professor

Epidemiology and Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Sean Moore

Research Interests:

My research is focused on combining surveillance and modeling approaches to understand how socioeconomic, climatic, and ecological drivers influence the epidemiology of water-borne and vector-borne pathogens. My research specialties include integrating ecological and climatic variables into mechanistic and statistical models to explain infectious disease dynamics and predict future transmission dynamics. My current research is focused on the epidemiology of cholera, chikungunya, and Zika.



  • Research Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame 2017-Present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 2013-2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Atmospheric Research 2010-2013
  • Guest Research, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2010-2013
  • Ph.D. Zoology, Oregon State University 2010
  • B.S. Biology, Virginia Tech University 2004
  • B.B.A. Operations and Information Technology, College of William and Mary 1998


Recent Papers:

  • Lessler, J.*, S.M. Moore*, S.M., F.J. Luquero, H.S. McKay, et al. 2018. Mapping the burden of cholera in Africa and implications for control: an analysis of data across geographical scales. Lancet 391 (10133): 1908-1915.
  • Moore, S.M., A.S. Azman, B.F. Zaitchik, E.D. Mintz, et al. 2017. El Nino and the shifting geography of cholera in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (17): 4436-4441.
  • Lessler, J., A. Azman, H.S. McKay, and S.M. Moore. 2017. What is a hotspot anyway? American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 96 (6): 1270-1273.
  • Cauchemez, S., P. Nouvellet, A. Cori, T. Jombart, T. Garske, H. Clapham, S.M. Moore, et al. 2016. Unravelling the drivers of MERS-CoV transmission. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (32): 9081-9086.
  • Chang, L.W., Grabowski, M.K., R. Ssekubugu, F. Nalugoda, G. Kigozi, B. Nantume, J. Lessler, S.M. Moore, et al. 2016. Heterogeneity of the HIV epidemic in agrarian, trading, and fishing communities in Rakai, Uganda: an observational epidemiological study. Lancet HIV 3(8): e388-e396.
  • Moore, S.M. and J. Lessler. 2015. Optimal allocation of the limited oral cholera vaccine supply between endemic and epidemic settings. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12: 20150703.
  • Monaghan, A., Moore, S.M., Sampson, K., C.B. Beard, and R.J. Eisen. 2015. Climate change influences on the annual onset of Lyme disease in the United States. Tick and Tick-borne Diseases 6: 615-622.
  • Moore, S.M., A. Monaghan, J.N. Borchert, J.T. Mpanga, L.A. Atiku, K.L. Gage et al. 2015. Seasonal fluctuations of small mammal and flea communities in a Ugandan plague focus: evidence to implicate Arvicanthis niloticus and Crocidura spp. as key hosts in Yersinia pestis transmission. Parasites and Vectors 8:11. doi:10.1186/s13071-014-0616-1