As the coronavirus continues to ravage much of the world, government leaders, scientific agencies, and healthcare providers often say that they’re using disease models to inform their decisions and courses of action for fighting the virus. But, what are disease models? How are they developed? And what kinds of things can they tell us? SESYNCContinue reading “An Introduction to Disease Modeling: Understanding COVID-19 Means Understanding Disease Modeling”
Many have claimed the Justinianic Plague (c. 541–750 CE) killed half of the population of Roman Empire. Now, historical research and mathematical modeling challenge the death rate and severity of this first plague pandemic.
By: Lauren White Original post: https://www.sesync.org/news/tue-2020-02-25-1935/sesync%E2%80%99s-public-health-immersion-workshop-interdisciplinary-themes-of In a recent Immersion workshop on public health, SESYNC postdocs had the opportunity to interact with three public health scholars whose research programs span environmental exposure, feedbacks between human health and sustainability, and mental health and cognition. During the two-day workshop, these scholars covered a range of topics—beginning withContinue reading “SESYNC’s Public Health Immersion Workshop: Interdisciplinary Themes of Resilience and Social Determinants of Health”
By: Lauren White and Alaina Gallagher Original post: https://www.sesync.org/news/fri-2019-12-20-1713/%E2%80%9Cwe-all-have-bad-first-drafts%E2%80%9D-lessons-from-a-professional-science-writer “As a scientist, you are a professional writer,” said Dr. Joshua Schimel during a recent science writing workshop held at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC). During this event, SESYNC postdocs had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the storytelling process. Schimel, a professor at theContinue reading ““We All Have Bad First Drafts”: Lessons from a Professional Science Writer”
By: Lauren White Original post: https://www.sesync.org/news/wed-2019-11-27-1636/three-lessons-i-learned-from-attending-the-2019-science-writers-conference A doodle drawn by Lauren White during the ScienceWriters2019 conference. Lauren’s notes capture some of the literary devices used by Dr. Richard Alley, Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences and Associate of the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State University during his talk on why understanding how quicklyContinue reading “Three Lessons I Learned from Attending the 2019 Science Writers Conference as a Scientist”