Andy Monaghan, an AMS Member, is an atmospheric scientist at the National Center for Atmosheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. His research interests include a broad range of interdisciplinary regional climate topics, with an emphasis on climate-sensitive health and disease issues. His current work focuses on modeling human plague dynamics in East Africa as a function of climate variability; assessing via field and numerical approaches the potential for the dengue vector mosquito Aedes aegypti to expand in the Americas under a variety of climate-and-societal change scenarios; and modeling the coupled social-physical system that causes extreme heat vulnerability in North America now and in the future. Andrew also has worked on projects involving weather-and-climate impacts on renewable energy, national security, and sea level rise. Dr. Monaghan has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Masters and PhD degrees in atmospheric sciences from The Ohio State University.