Robert G. Wallace


Rob Wallace is an evolutionary biologist presently visiting the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Global Studies. His research has addressed the evolution and spread of influenza as it relates to the economics of agriculture, the agroeconomic roots of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the social geography of HIV/AIDS in New York City, the emergence of Kaposi’s sarcoma herpesvirus out of Ugandan prehistory, and the evolution of infection life history in response to antivirals. He is one of the founders of Structural One Health, which address the health regimes humans share with wildlife and livestock through the lens of global political economy. Rob has consulted on influenza for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is co-author of Farming Human Pathogens: Ecological Resilience and Evolutionary Process (Springer) and blogs at ‘Farming Pathogens'. His new book, Big Farms Make Big Flu, will be published in May 2016.