Joseph Fauver is a Postdoctoral Associate in Global Health at Yale University. In this role, Joseph provides mentorship and advising to prospective and current students in the Global Health Studies MAP, supports Global Health Scholars in developing their experiential learning projects, and serves as a teaching fellow for Global Health Studies courses. In addition to this role, Joseph is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Nathan Grubaugh’s laboratory in the Yale School of Public Health. He is interested in increasing access to infectious disease surveillance globally with an emphasis on pathogen genomics and genomic epidemiology. His research focuses on improving methodologies to quickly and inexpensively detect pathogen circulation, specifically for mosquito-borne viruses. Joseph received his B.S. in Natural Science at Peru State College (Nebraska) and his Ph.D. in Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology at Colorado State University. As a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Joseph worked with a large team to optimize the use of anti-parasitic drugs to treat lymphatic filariasis as a part of the Global Program to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis. Joseph has conducted studies focusing on mosquito-borne disease surveillance in Liberia, Mexico, Indonesia, Haiti, and Puerto Rico, as well as in the United States.