Our physical, biologic, and social landscapes define a dynamic, living surface. This "living surface" shapes the terrain in which we experience health or illness. Comprised of complex ecologies, geographies, social structures, human-animal interactions, and highly evolved pathogen biology, the relationships between humans and infectious organisms are simultaneously both nuanced and extravagant in their epidemiology. At the Lab we explore complex etiologies using methods from traditional spatial epidemiology, as well as more modern applications of biogeography, ecology and data science to inform infectious disease inference and prediction.