ID Epi Spring Seminar Series 2022

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Seminar Series, logos of Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Each spring, the CCDD hosts a seminar series featuring experts presenting the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 10th and May 12th with the exception of March 17th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available on this page each week. Journal club readings can be found here.


John Drake smiling

Early warning signals of emerging infectious diseases (Feb 10)

Presented by John M. Drake, Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia and Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology in the Odum School of Ecology. Learn more.

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Policy modeling for SARS-CoV-2: Screening, prevention, and vaccination (Feb 17)

Presented by A. David Paltiel, professor at the Public Health Modeling Unit of the Yale School of Public Health. Learn more.

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An interdisciplinary approach to biosurveillance and understanding spillover from bats (Feb 24)

Presented by Wanda Markotter, professor at the Centre for Viral Zoonoses at the University of Pretoria. Learn more.

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Pathogen evolution in a vaccinated world (Mar 3)

Presented by Andrew F. Read, Director of Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology, and Eberly Professor of Biotechnology at Pennsylvania State University. Learn more.

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The Evolutionary ecology of coronaviruses (Mar 10)

Presented by Jessica Metcalf, Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Princeton University. Learn more.

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Harnessing deep learning and synthetic biology to fight pathogens (Mar 24)

Presented by James Collins, Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science at MIT. Also affiliated with the Wyss Institute of Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard. By request of the speaker, this seminar was not recorded.

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Evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations from critically ill patients (Mar 31)

Presented by Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at the Department of Zoology of the University of Oxford. Learn more.

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The epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics of HIV in Rakai, Uganda: Insights from 30 years of population-based research in Eastern Africa (Apr 7)

Presented by M. Kate Grabowski, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pathology. Learn more.

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Helminth-microbe coinfection: insights from a natural system (Apr 14)

Presented by Vanessa Ezenwa, Professor at Yale University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. By request of the speaker, this seminar was not recorded.

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Molecular and genomic surveillance to support malaria control and elimination (Apr 21)

Presented by Cristian Koepfli, Assistant Professor at the Eck Institute for Global Health and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Learn more.

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Airway microbial interactions in respiratory infections (Apr 28)

Presented by Elodie Ghedin, Senior Investigator at the National Institutes of Health.

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Characterizing spatial heterogeneity in drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission across scales (May 5)

Presented by Shweta Bansal, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of Biology at Georgetown University. [NOT RECORDED]

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Novel diagnostics for serological surveillance and treatment of malaria (May 12)

Presented by Michael White, Chargé de Recherche Expert et Chef d’Unité at Institut Pasteur. Learn more.

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