New CDC Role and Fall 2021 Update

Dear colleagues, alumni and friends, As fall begins, I’m writing to share some exciting news and an update on our activities at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD). While remaining the Director of CCDD, I have begun a new, yearlong role as Director of Science for the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics at CDC. This new center was called for in President Biden’s National Security Memo #1 and…

New Year’s Letter from Dr. Marc Lipsitch, CCDD Director

Dear colleagues, alumni, and friends, As we start the new year, it is a privilege to write to you with some reflections on 2020, a year like no other, and to offer some perspective on the year ahead. I lead the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard Chan School. Our group consists of me, Drs. Caroline Buckee, Bill Hanage and Michael Mina, about 15 postdocs and 15 PhD…