Assaf Anyamba

Dr. Assaf Anyamba

Dr.  Anyamba is a Principal Scientist with the Universities Space Research Association. He joined USRA’s Goddard Earth Science Technology and Research (GESTAR) program in 2011. His research interests on understanding impacts of climate variability on the global biosphere using a variety of satellite derived measurements. He is the Principal Investigator and leads an Earth Sciences team that develops operational applications for agricultural monitoring and ecologically coupled diseases to support federal partner agencies including United States Department of Agriculture/Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA/FAS),  Department of Defense/Defense Health Agency -Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch- Global Emerging Infections Surveillance (DHA/AFSHB-GEIS), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) Joint Science Technology Office (JSTO) and Biological Threats Reduction Program, (BTRP),  Food and Drug Administration- Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN) and United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Services - Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology. He serves as a reviewer for USDA Agricultural Research Service’ National Program on Veterinary, Medical, and Urban Entomology. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Economics from Kenyatta University, Kenya and MA (Ohio University, Athens, Ohio) and PhD (Clark University, Worcester, MA) in Geography specializing in remote sensing of vegetation.