The Center Debates: COVID-19

This event will feature Marc Lipsitch and be hosted jointly by the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Learn more about the event here. Register here. “The Center Debates” is a new initiative of the Center for Philosophy of Science. Our goal is to promote serious, but respectful and constructive exchanges about controversial topics of interest to historians and philosophers of science, scientists, and the lay…

SARS-CoV-2 modeling: What have we learned from this pandemic about how (not) to model disease spread?

This event will feature Caroline Buckee and be hosted by Emory University. Learn more about the event here. Register here. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is awash in data, including daily, spatially-resolved COVID case data, virus sequence data, patients' Omics data, and mobility data. Journals are now also awash in studies that make use of quantitative modeling approaches to gain insight into the geographic spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its temporal dynamics, as well as…

The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: What’s Ahead?

This event will feature Marc Lipsitch and be hosted jointly by The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and NPR. Join the event here. As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines unfolds in the United States, numerous questions around distribution, supply, hesitancy and efficacy persist. And the stakes have never been higher, as numbers of deaths and cases repeatedly break records. In this discussion, experts will review…

9th Annual Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health

This conference is hosted by the MIDAS Coordination Center in cooperation with CCDD. Full agenda details to be announced. Learn more about the conference here. Apply now! (You will need to upload a resume, personal statement, and verification form. Details are provided via the application link). Application Deadline: January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM ET. This conference is for undergraduate students or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups who have…

COVID Pandemic: How We Got Here, How it Ends

This event will feature Marc Lipsitch and be hosted by the Harvard-Radcliffe Club of Vermont. Learn more about the event and register here. Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, will discuss the state of the Covid-19 Pandemic: what went wrong, the end game, preparing for future pandemics, and other topics. He will be…

Attack of the Clones: What Causes Population Structure in Bacteria and How Can We Use It?

This event will feature Bill Hanage and be hosted by the American Physical Society. Learn more about the event here. Attendance requires a free account with the American Physical Society. Register for an account here. In most pathogenic bacteria, the population is made up of multiple distinct lineages or ‘clones’ which are associated with properties like virulence or drug resistance. For the most part, this structure has been taken for…