ID Epi Seminar Series: Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer

Kresge Building, Room 502, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA

Isabel is an Assistant Professor in the Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. She is interested in applying novel epidemiological and statistical methods to understand the dynamics of infectious diseases. While she is interested in infectious diseases generally, most of her experience is related to vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, and Zika.  Isabel completed her medical training in Colombia, and pursued a PhD…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Matthew Samore

Matthew Samore, MD is Chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah, Director of the Informatics, Decision Enhancement, and Analytic Sciences (IDEAS) Center at the Salt Lake City VA, and an HA and Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Medicine. He is Principal Investigator of the Utah sites for two CDC-funded networks, the Prevention Epicenter Program and Modeling Infectious Diseases (MInD) in Healthcare.  He attended the University of Wisconsin…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Caroline Colijn

Caroline Colijn works at the interface of mathematics, evolution, infection and public health. She joined SFU's Mathematics Department in 2018 as a Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health. She did her PhD in applied mathematics at the University of Waterloo, where she studied the foundations of quantum mechanics. She changed tack in her postdoctoral years, working on mathematical modelling at  McGill and on TB…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Daniel Larremore

Kresge Building, Room 502, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA

Daniel Larremore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His research develops statistical and inferential methods for analyzing large-scale network data, and uses those methods to solve applied problems in diverse domains, including public health and academic labor markets. In particular, his work focuses on generative models for networks, the ongoing evolution of the malaria parasite…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Tim Anderson

Kresge Building, Room 502, Harvard Chan School 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA

Tim Anderson works at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) in San Antonio, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Oxford University and a Masters in Medical Parasitology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, before moving to the University of Rochester (New York State) for graduate school. Following postdoctoral work in Oxford and Milan, he moved to his current position at Texas Biomed. He…

COVID-19 and Disability: An Unequal Response

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series   Bonnielin Swenor Dr. Swenor is an epidemiologist and Director of the newly established Johns Hopkins Disability Health Research Center, which aims to address health disparities among people with all types of disabilities. This Center connects researchers and stakeholders focused on maximizing health, equity, and participation of people with disabilities. Her work is fueled by her personal experience with visual impairment, a perspective that…

Tracking the Unequal Burden of COVID-19 in the United States

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series   Jarvis Chen Dr. Jarvis Chen is a social epidemiologist whose research focuses on social inequalities in health, and especially racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in cancer outcomes. As a methodologist, Dr. Chen's interests include the development of methods for geospatial and spatiotemporal analysis, disease mapping, handling missing data, and latent variable analysis.           The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States…

The Tale of Two Californias: “Averages Are No Consolation to Those Who Have Been Left Behind”

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series   Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, PhD, MD, MAS is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Lee Goldman, MD Endowed Professor of Medicine. She is the inaugural Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity in the UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Bibbins-Domingo co-founded the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital that generates actionable…

Race, Racism, and Health Disparities in COVID-19

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series   Tanjala Purnell Dr. Tanjala Purnell is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with over a decade of research experience related to identifying and addressing patient/family, healthcare system, and community factors influencing health and healthcare disparities for adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors, including hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes. She is an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Epidemiology at the Johns…

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among California Farmworkers: Monterey County

COVID-19 and Health Inequities Seminar Series   Joseph Lewnard and Maximiliano Cuevas Farmworkers are an essential workforce population in the United States whose continued work during the COVID-19 pandemic has been critical to the security of the food supply. However, the living and working conditions of this population, together with profound social, legal, and economic marginalization, have created a perfect storm in the context of the pandemic. We will describe…