James Hay is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working under the mentorship of Michael Mina. His main research focus is on combining mathematical models with serological data to understand how immunity develops over an individual’s lifetime. James is also interested in applying classic epidemiological models to public health questions; an interest that has been put to use on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining CCDD, James completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London in 2019. His doctoral thesis looked at the life course immunology of influenza, where he developed statistical methods and software to infer histories of exposure based on antibody titer data.