Pranav S. Kulkarni

Pranav Kulkarni portrait

Position Title
Postdoctoral Researcher


Pranav is a postdoctoral researcher at the One Health Institute working on spatio-temporal modeling of the zoonotic spillover of Arenavirus infections in humans. His work involves the development of epidemiological tools that predict the outbreak of Arenaviral hemorrhagic fever in response to climate change. Development of these tools use cutting-edge ML/AI ensemble algorithms that can be leveraged with high accuracy to predict the effects of changes in climate and species distribution patterns of rodent reservoirs for Arenaviruses. Being a PhD in animal health economics and epidemiology, he also plans to research the economic burden of such zoonotic infections on public health infrastructure and create decision-support tools that will mitigate the effects of climate change on the spread of infections. He has a background in quantitative veterinary epidemiology, animal health economics, dairy herd management, and decision optimization.

Recent Projects

Climate-driven models to predict future risk of arenavirus spillover.

Education and Degree(s)

  • BVSc & AH, MSc, PhD

Research Interests & Expertise

  • Quantitative veterinary epidemiology, livestock herd management, disease economics, simulation modelling, applied biostatistics and mathematical programming, health decision support