Dr. Sarah A. Hammer earned her BS and MS in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences from University of Illinois. She has a PhD from Michigan State University with a dual degree in Fisheries & Wildlife and Ecology, Evol. Biology & Behavior, specializing in Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Conservation Medicine. In addition, she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University. She currently is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences & Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Hamer is a veterinary ecologist, specializing in wildlife and zoonotic disease ecology and epidemiology. Her research focuses on the intersection of ecology, epidemiology, and conservation, and encompasses bacteria, ticks, mosquitoes, birds, mice, dogs, and humans. Her research utilizes multidisciplinary tools to improve human, animal, and ecosystem health. Her work was part of a multi-university ecology project funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation.