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.
This year I’ll be serving as a Research Scholar for TEDMED 2020! Source: – TEDMED Blog The TEDMED Research Scholars are a carefully selected group of passionate and objective individuals whose expertise spans the biomedical, public health, and emerging technology spectrums. Every year, Research Scholars help us to vet the science and timeliness of ourContinue reading “TEDMED Research Scholar”
This year the EEID conference was held at Princeton University from June 10-13, 2019. The four guiding themes were: Behavioral drivers of disease dynamics Genetics of disease dynamics across scales Environmental drivers of disease Consequences of within-host competition for disease control across scales This year I tried something different for note taking: I brought myContinue reading “2019 Ecology & Evolution of Infectious Disease (EEID) Conference”
In order to predict and fight animal disease outbreaks, epidemiologists and other researchers need to understand how a given disease spreads through landscapes and populations. Factors contributing to the ability of a pathogen to spread include the features of the environment as well as the movement of the animals through that landscape. Human activity isContinue reading “Research spotlight: Modeling how diseases spread”