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congo insetThomas Gillespie, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Emory College and an EGHI Faculty Distinction Fund Awardee, is conducting a project entitled Effects of Logging on Infection Dynamics in Apes and Humans, Republic of Congo. Funded by National Geographic, this project examines the effects of logging on transmission dynamics and risk factors among free-ranging western lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, and people associated with the logging process. Investigators are using an integrated pathogen diagnostics methodology, biological and social survey, and spatially explicit models of the Republic of Congo to examine this issue.