Heather Randell is a research assistant at Resources for the Future. She received a master’s degree in environmental management and a certificate in global health from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University. Her research interests include the interaction between the environment, land use change, and infectious diseases, as well as community-based control of vector-borne diseases. She has conducted survey research on household knowledge and behaviors related to malaria prevention in rural Tanzania, and is currently conducting a study on barriers to healthcare-associated infection (HAI) control in U.S. hospitals. In her free time she is a jazz and blues singer. She also enjoys hiking, farmers markets, walking her dog, and traveling to exotic locales.