ID Epi Spring Seminar Series

Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series, featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling.

Spring 2018 Calendar

Seminars will take place on Thursdays (*with one exception) from 1:00 – 1:50 PM in Kresge G2 at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Couldn’t attend in person? Watch presentation videos here.


February 8: Why biofilm growth can generate fundamentally different dynamics and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Michael Mina, MD, PhD, Clinical Fellow in Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

February 15:  Why biofilm growth can generate fundamentally different dynamics and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance. Vaughn Cooper, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh.

February 22:  The incidence, etiology, and clinical sequelae of diarrheal diseases in African children before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction. Karen Kotloff, MD, Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics, and Associate Director of Clinical Studies at the Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine.

March 1: On the predictability of infectious disease outbreaks. Samuel Scarpino, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marine & Environmental Sciences and Physics, Northeastern University

March 8: What is required to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030? John Stover, Vice President and founder, Avenir Health

March 15: SPRING RECESS- NO SEMINAR

March 22: Friend or Foe?: Immune responses to dengue and Zika Viruses. Eva Harris, PhD, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, and Director of the Center for Global Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

March 29:  Why has dengue resurged, why does malaria persist, and can these diseases be controlled by CRISPR-based gene drive and other novel tools? John Marshall, PhD, Assistant Professor in Residence, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health

*Friday, April 6: Forecasting Influenza from Genetic and Counts Data. Julia Palacios, PhD, Assistant Professor of Statistics, and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Stanford University

April 12: Transmission of mosquito-borne viruses in Salvador, Brazil: old timers, newcomers and repeat offenders. Uriel Kitron, PhD, Goodrich C. White Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University

April 19: The Rise of Poverty-Related Neglected Diseases – The “NTDs”. Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development

April 26: Immune driven pathogen evolution. Sunetra Gupta, PhD, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

May 3: Building a better public private partnership for biosecurity: lessons from the coalition for epidemic preparedness innovations. Kendall Hoyt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University

May 10: Surveilling the gut bacterial pathogen landscape: Insights into multi-drug resistance. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

May 17: Can household-targeted interventions meaningfully reduce the risk of TB infection and disease risk in high burden contexts? Jon Zelner, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan School of Public Health