7th Annual Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health

A group of 2017 participants

2018 Conference Dates: November 29-30, 2018

The Conference to Increase Diversity in Mathematical Modeling and Public Health is an annual event hosted at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. The conference is for undergraduates or students in a post baccalaureate program from underrepresented groups** who have an interest in public health and mathematical modeling, and are studying quantitative disciplines at their home institutions. See the application details for complete eligibility requirements.

Prof. Micaela Martinez of Columbia Mailman School of Public Health presents her research

The interactive conference serves approximately 60 students. Over one and a half days, students will listen to scientific talks from researchers and graduate students both at Harvard and outside Harvard who use infectious disease epidemiology and mathematical modeling to solve problems in public health. They will also engage in professional development and networking opportunities, and participate in a hands-on session to practice the concepts and skills they are learning. Students must apply and be accepted to the conference to participate. Accepted students receive free admission to the conference. For those students not local to Boston, we offer travel scholarships that cover transportation (airfare, train or bus fare to Boston) and hotel costs. More details will be provided to accepted students.

 

 

 

About: The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is part of a larger network, called the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS), which is funded by the NIGH/NIGMS. CCDD and the Harvard Chan School are committed to helping increase diversity in the field of public health. In addition to our work to offer financial support to students and researchers from underrepresented groups as defined by the NIH, we actively work to promote inclusion and safe spaces for these and other underrepresented groups on campus.

Questions? Contact Anahit Papazian at apapazian@hsph.harvard.edu.