Merle Eisenberg is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland and received a Ph.D. in history from Princeton University. He works on the history of pandemics and disease, environmental history, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He has published articles in Past & Present and Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies among others. His work has also appeared in a science journal, The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which received press coverage in CNN, Fox News, USA Today, and the NY Post. His outreach efforts include an op-ed at the Washington Post and an interview on CNN.
You can follow Merle on Twitter @MerleEisenberg.