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Public Health Dynamics Seminars

March 14, 2016: Transmission Dynamics and Disease Burden of Influenza

Cécile Viboud, PhD

Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies
Fogarty International Center
National Institutes of Health

Monday, March 14, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 PM
109 Parran Hall - Pitt Public Health

Abstract:

There are important gaps in our understanding of the global burden and spatial transmission dynamics of influenza. Based on retrospective analysis of a variety of epidemic and pandemic seasons in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, Dr. Viboud will discuss how disease burden may vary with geography due to differences in seasonality, underlying socio-economic conditions, and co-circulation of other respiratory and non-respiratory pathogens. She will present recent modeling work on the spatial transmission of epidemic and pandemic viruses and the association with demographic factors and human mobility. If time permits, she will highlight key findings of a recent infectious disease forecasting challenge led by Fogarty/NIH in the context of the Ebola response, which has just concluded.

About the speaker:

Cécile ViboudCécile Viboud is a Senior Research Scientist in the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies of the Fogarty International Center, NIH, where she has worked over the past 13 years. She received an engineering degree in biomedical technologies from the University of Lyon (1998), a Master of Public Health (1999) and a PhD in Biomathematics (2003) from the University of Paris, France. Her research focuses on the transmission dynamics and epidemiology of acute viral infections, particularly influenza, at the interface of public health, epidemiology and evolutionary biology. Recently she has become interested in the transmission dynamics of Ebola and MERS-CoV and the potential use of disease forecasts in government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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