Andres Gomez

Research Interests

Andrés Gómez is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), at the American Museum of Natural History. Andrés received a Ph.D. in ecology from Columbia University and a D.V.M. at the Universidad de La Salle in Bogotá, Colombia. His research has been mainly focused on understanding health in an ecological context, and on the applications of disease ecology in conservation biology. He has also worked on several large-scale spatial analyses for conservation and on indicators of environmental performance. Before coming to New York he worked for the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park’s Conservation and Research Center. He has conducted field work in the U.S., Mexico, China, and Colombia. Andrés is the content coordinator for the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Milstein Science Symposium, Exploring the Dynamic Relationship Between Health and the Environment (along with Dr. Nora Bynum).


  • Gómez, A., Mendez, M. In press. Marine protected areas in South America: a spatial assessment of cetacean distribution coverage.
  • Gómez, A. et al. 2008. Experimental infection of eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) with West Nile virus. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 79(3): 447-451.
  • Gómez, A. et al. 2008. Wild mammals as sentinels of West Nile virus transmission. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2008; 14(6): 962-965.
  • Gómez, A., Aguirre, A. 2008. Infectious diseases and the illegal wildlife trade. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1149: 16-19.
  • Suzán, G. et al. 2008. The responses of hantavirus infection to habitat fragmentation and species diversity loss in Panama. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1149: 80-82.
  • Mendez, M., Gómez, A., et al. 2007 Availability of formal academic programs in conservation biology in Latin America. Conservation Biology 21(6): 1399-1403.
  • Esty, D.C. et al. 2006. Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index. New Haven: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.