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MIDAS Webinar: CDC’s new Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA)
June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, serves as the director of science in CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA). Dr. Lipsitch received his BA from Yale University and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Dr. Lipsitch is seconded to CDC from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where he is professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. He is an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease transmission modeling and has been a leading scientific authority in scientific research and public communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. His COVID-19 research has been in areas including the ethics of human challenge COVID-19 studies, transmission dynamics, basic epidemiology, clinical severity and sequelae, vaccine allocation, vaccine effectiveness, and equity. That work builds on his earlier research focus, which included antimicrobial resistance, epidemiologic methods, mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission, bacterial and human population genetics and evolution, and molecular genetics of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection and immunity. He is an elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology and the National Academy of Medicine.