ID Epi Seminar Series – Pia Abel-zur Wiesch

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

Pia Abel-zur Wiesch received her PhD from ETH Zurich with the oversight of Sebastian Bonhoeffer, and was awarded a medal for completing an outstanding thesis in 2011. From 2012 through 2015, she completed postdoctoral work with Ted Cohen at Harvard and Yale, with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. From 2015 through 2017, she held a role as Visiting…

ID Epi Seminar Series – Phil Arevalo

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

Dr. Phil Arevalo is a Ruth Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago with Professor Sarah Cobey and studies how infection history affects the development of the immune response to influenza. By modeling epidemiological and molecular data, he hopes to better understand how differences between people's immune responses arise and, in turn, feed back onto influenza evolution. As an NSF Graduate Research Fellow with Professor Martin Polz at MIT,…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Ben Lopman

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

Ben Lopman is Professor of Epidemiology at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health.  He is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a research focus on vaccines and enteric viruses. His group conducts research globally and in the United States. Prior to joining the RSPH faculty in 2016, Dr. Lopman was with the Division of Viral Diseases at CDC where he led programs on enteric viruses and vaccine epidemiology.  Dr.…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Lauren Childs

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

Dr. Lauren M. Childs is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia Tech. She develops and analyzes mathematical and computational models to examine biologically-motivated questions. A main focus of her work is understanding the pathogenesis and spread of infectious diseases, particularly those transmitted by mosquitoes, such as malaria and dengue. She considers the interactions within a host organism, such as between an invading pathogen and the immune…

ID Epi Seminar Series: Brooke Nichols

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

Brooke Nichols, PhD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at Boston University. She is a health economist and infectious disease mathematical modeler. Dr. Nichols’ research experience and interests include modelling and economic evaluation of treatment as prevention (HIV and HCV) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV), geospatial modelling for efficient resource allocation, and translating research into public policy recommendations. Site: https://profiles.bu.edu/Brooke.Nichols

ID Epi Seminar Series: Sarah Leavitt

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

Sarah Leavitt is a fifth-year biostatistics doctoral candidate at Boston University. Sarah's research has been primarily focused on infectious disease research particularly tuberculosis. Her major projects include investigating spatial and temporal trends in TB care in South Africa and developing novel methods link cases in order to estimate the serial interval and reproductive number. Site: https://github.com/sarahleavitt

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…

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: Caroline Colijn

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

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: Matthew Samore

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

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…