Title: Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine
Research Interests: Chagas disease, the related triatomines (kissing bugs), protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi.
Dr. Beatty’s research focuses on Chagas disease, a neglected tropical disease caused the parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi. He is currently investigating the prevalence of this infection here in Florida and the United States. His lab also studies the kissing bugs (triatomines) that transmit the infection to humans and other animals.