Workshop to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health: Agenda

March 4-5, 2024

Boston, Massachusetts


Agenda to be finalized in the coming weeks


Pre-Workshop Session

Introductory Training Session in R (via Zoom, before arrival to Boston)

For more information about R see:


Workshop Day 1- March 4, 2024

Opening remarks: Marc Lipsitch & Yonatan Grad

Keynote speech: Dr. Bisolu Ojikutu (Boston Public Health Commissioner)

Lectures 1- Introduction to SIR modeling: Kirstin Roster

Breakout session 1- Intro to SIR models in R: Léa Cavalli, Beau Schaeffer

Career panel: moderated by Eva Rumpler

  • Panelists: Keya Joshi, Caroline Buckee, Angela Fowler, Aishani Aatresh, Sylvia Ofori

Lecture 2- Wastewater Epidemiology: Qinqin Yu & Mary Bushman

Workshop Day 2- March 5, 2024

Breakout Session 2- Back of the Envelope Calculations: Katherine Jia & Emmanuelle Dwanka

Lecture 3: Caroline Buckee

Breakout Session 3- Outbreak Scenario: Maddy Kline & Sylvia Ofori

Lecture 4- Machine Learning & Novel Data Sources: Mauricio Santanilla

Breakout Session 4- Forecasting: Nicole Kogan

Lecture 5- Science Communication: Marc Lipsitch

Closing Remarks: Harry Hochheiser