Aniruddha Belsare

Aniruddha Belsare

Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology

Auburn University


Aniruddha Belsare is a disease ecologist with a background in veterinary medicine, pathogen modeling, and conservation research. He uses an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates ecologic, epidemiologic and model-based investigations to understand how pathogens spread through, persist in, and impact host populations. One of the main objectives of Aniruddha’s research is to translate insights gained from an analytical approach into actionable outcomes for managers and policymakers.

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  • Wildlife Disease Ecology
  • One Health
  • Disease Modeling
  • Agent-based models
  • Rabies
  • PhD in Wildlife Science (with a focus on Disease Ecology), 2013

    University of Columbia, Missouri

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H.), 1996

    Bombay Veterinary College


Wildlife immobilization


Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology
Feb 2023 – Present Auburn, AL
Faculty Affiliate
Wildlife Biology Program, University of Montana
May 2021 – May 2022 Missoula, MT
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) modeling research in collaboration with University of Montana faculty and State Wildlife Agencies.
Associate Academic Research Scientist
Jan 2021 – Jan 2023 Atlanta, GA

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing individual-based models of complex host-pathogen systems
  • Informing wildlife disease management programs
Research Associate
Mar 2019 – Jan 2021 East Lansing, Michigan
Developed new, high-level quantitative tools that informed wildlife disease management in Michigan and elsewhere. Specific focus was on chronic wasting disease (CWD), an emerging disease of white-tailed deer. E.g.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jun 2017 – Mar 2019 Moscow ID


  • Leader, OneHealth Working Group
  • Disease Modeling: Bighorn sheep pneumonia
  • Disease Modeling: Canine rabies
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Missouri
May 2014 – Jun 2017 Columbia MO
Analysis of wildlife diseases in the state of Missouri. Specific focus on CWD in white-tailed deer. Developed a model-based framework to support surveillance and management of CWD.


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