Aniruddha Belsare, BVSc & AH, PhD

Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology

Aniruddha Belsare Photo


Department of Pathobiology

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



BVSc & AH, Bombay Veterinary College, 1996
PhD, University of Missouri, 2013, Fisheries and Wildlife



Expertise in agent-based modeling, Disease modeling, Epidemiology, Human-wildlife conflict, One Health, Wildlife immobilization and restraint.

Research Interests


Belsare is interested in disease systems that have conservation or public health implications, specifically emerging and novel pathogens e.g., chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids, amphibian chytridiomycosis; zoonoses e.g., West Nile virus, baylisascariasis (raccoon roundworms), leptospirosis, rabies; and pathogen spillover at the human-domestic-wildlife interface e.g.,  Kyasanur Forest Disease, SARS-CoV-2, bighorn sheep pneumonia, canine distemper. His approach combines ecologic, epidemiologic, and model-based investigations to understand how pathogens spread through, persist in, and impact host populations.

Academic Areas


Disease Ecology