Luz de Wit is a veterinarian and ecologist whose research interests lie at the interface of human health and biodiversity conservation. She has focused most of her research on the human health impacts of invasive species and on the dual public health and conservation benefits of invasive species management.
Luz is currently a Gund Postdoctoral Associate in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Her current research uses rat lungworm, an emerging snail-borne disease, as a study system to understand the combined effects of invasive species and land use change on human health. Her goal is to integrate public health into evidence-based policy recommendations for management of invasive species and ecosystems.