Alex Perkins

Department of Biological Sciences


Eck Family Associate Professor

  • Infectious disease dynamics
  • Epidemiology
  • Vector ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Spatial Dynamics
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Mathematical biology

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Good, but Not Great: Taking Stock of a Big Ten University’s Covid Plan

Alex Perkins, a professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame, praised the paper overall as “incredibly impressive” but said the mortality analysis was not “particularly convincing or conclusive.”

The Spokesman-Review

As kids head back for full-time in-person instruction, experts urge masks, vaccines as COVID-19 risk remains high

The biggest change between this year and last year is the availability of the vaccine, Alex Perkins, associate professor of biological sciences at Notre Dame, said.

Indy Star

'A bad move': Health experts say Gov. Eric Holcomb is ending Indiana mask mandate too soon

“This is a bad move,” said Alex Perkins, an associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.

ABC 57

Evolving pandemic: New Coronavirus strain


To help me answer those questions, I talked with Alex Perkins, an Associate Professor of Biological Science at Notre Dame.


New coronavirus strain more contagious, could soon take over current one

Notre Dame epidemiologist Alex Perkins say the new strain could have some serious consequences.

D.C. publishes reams of coronavirus data. Some say it brings more questions than answers.

The goal is “isolating people while they’re still infectious and preventing further infection,” said Alex Perkins, a professor of epidemiology at Notre Dame university, who has identified problems with the District’s data.