Susan Jarvi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Susan Jarvi was raised in Massachusetts and attended school there as well as in Illinois. She completed post-doctoral training in Califoniia and Washington DC. She moved to Hawaii in 1995, and worked as a research scientist at USGS in Volcano. She was hired in the UHH Biology Department in 2000 and taught a variety of courses, including Microbiology. She served as Department Chair from 2006-2009, when she was offered a position in the College of Pharmacy. She was promoted to Professor and served as Department Chair 2015-2016.
She is currently head of the Hawaii Island Rat Lungworm Working Group, and continues her work on research and education on Rat Lungworm Disease. She also continues work on avian malaria and avian poxvirus.
She is married and has two children.