Preventing and Predicting Infectious Diseases

In an era when an infected person or vector can cross the world in a day, preventing and containing outbreaks of disease anywhere protects the health of people everywhere. Every large infectious disease threat begins as one or a few cases and becomes widespread only because containment efforts were not tried or did not succeed. Our research enhances preparedness to enable rapid, rational and effective countermeasures to control the spread of disease in new outbreaks and in new settings, driven by urbanization and other forms of human mobility.