Mary Hayden, Ph.D.


Mary Hayden, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience


Dr. Hayden's work focuses on the intersection of weather, climate and health with an emphasis on vector-borne diseases. She is a Research Professor with the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, adjoint faculty at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Health, a Guest Researcher with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and an affiliate scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.

Research Interests

Dr. Hayden's primary research emphasis is on the human behavioral component of climate-sensitive health and disease issues. Her current work includes a focus on the human behavioral role in the transmission dynamics of the virus vector, Aedes aegypti, improving health outcomes related to human plague in East Africa through enhanced surveillance, and assessing current adaptive capacity and future societal resilience to extreme heat in North America. She has also focused recently on advancing women’s roles in the control of vector-borne diseases such as malaria through field studies in Indonesia and Kenya.

You can find Mary Hayden's CV here.