Dr. Casman specializes in integrated assessment modeling of infectious disease, primarily with respect to the impacts of climate change and bioterrorism. Currently, her bioterrorism-related research includes
- the potential of urban ecosystems to support rodent-borne plague epidemics,
- risk communication strategies for rapidly changing and complex bioterrorism scenarios,
- rapid detection of covert bio-attacks
- the economic impact of bioterrorism, and
- the effect of the Patriot Act and the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act on the scientific community.
She is also interested in drinking water access in developing countries, watershed management, biotechnology policy, and risk analysis.