Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD), Directed by Dr. Marc Lipsitch, was established at Harvard School of Public Health in September 2009. In a short amount of time, the Center has rapidly organized its activities and begun work in key areas of research, outreach/education, and policy. The research efforts of the CCDD have contributed to an improved local, national and international response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, expanded methodology for intervention targeting for communicable diseases, and made a substantial advance in our understanding of the mechanisms of seasonality of influenza.
A Center website was launched in March of 2010 to make its resources, people and methods widely available. An annual symposium, summer program for disadvantaged students and short course are a few of the many activities that are being offered each year.
For the most up to date research, opportunities and events happening at the Center, please visit our website at http://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu.