Archived Member Highlights
Valley fever is intimately linked to environmental conditions, and understanding the factors that contribute to its prevalence is crucial. Researchers in the VFC are investigating the effects of climate change, soil composition, and land-use patterns of the distribution and incidence of Valley fever. Bridget Barker, from Northern Arizona University (NAU), is one of those researchers. Bridget is working on several projects moving Valley fever research forward. This research can inform public health strategies and help individuals take appropriate precautions when residing or traveling in endemic regions. Increasing public awareness about Valley fever is equally important, as early recognition of symptoms and prompt medical attention can prevent complications and improve outcomes.