Camila Tompkins

Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Graduate Student
Global Health
The College of Lib Arts & Sci


Camila's is interested in several aspects of infectious diseases, with a focus on Latin America but with the expectation of a global application of the research and findings. The focus of her research will be how system interaction between vectors and pathogen evolution in relation to sociocultural systems. The system investigated will include how niche construction, which is how organisms affect and change other organisms in the same environment, works when it comes to infectious diseases. She will focus on the adaptations of the disease, the vector and even the hosts, in terms environmental and behavioral effects. One neglected infectious disease she will focus on is Chagas disease, which is caused by a parasite that is found throughout the Americas.


2018- M.P.H. Applied Epidemiology, University of Arizona 

2016- M. Ed Secondary Education., Arizona State University

2009- B.S. Microbiology, Arizona State University

Research Interests

Neglected Infectious Disease, Pathogen co-evolution, health disparities, indigenous health


Higher Education

2012       Teaching Associate                   Microbiology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2011       Assistant Teaching Associate   Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Primary and Secondary Education

2014  Present      High School Biology, Chemistry and Biotechnology teacher ASU Preparatory Academy, Phoenix, Arizona

2017  2019          Summer Teacher for Young Adult Writing Project  Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona