As a data analyst, Nick Hollingshead provides expertise in data collection, management, analysis, and communication to support disease surveillance and wildlife health research. He develops and maintains databases, web-based applications, and other digital technologies to improve data collection strategies, increase data sharing, and support the goal of providing timely and effective communication to collaborators, stakeholders, and the public. Nick also provides guidance on technologies that could improve the effectiveness of disease monitoring and surveillance efforts, with a strong focus on geographic information systems and the development of geospatial data resources relevant to animal health.
Nick’s background and training are primarily in geospatial applications for environmental science. In 2003, he graduated from the Master of Environmental Management program at Duke University in Durham, NC. Prior to coming to Cornell, Nick spent more than a decade as an environmental consultant with academic research groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies on projects related to natural resource monitoring and management.
In his current role, Nick is focused on improving data management and applications to improve our program’s efficiency and enhance our ability to monitor wildlife health in New York State. He is also particularly interested in how we communicate scientific data to our program partners, other wildlife professionals, and to the public, with the goal of increasing our collective understanding of wildlife health issues. READ MORE