Area of Interest

ID Epidemiology as an Area of Interest within the Department of Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology at HSPH is a leading center for infectious disease epidemiology, with active research programs on infections including HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, pneumococcal disease and drug-resistant infections. These research programs offer trainees the opportunity to apply mathematical modeling, population genomics, advanced causal inference, and other cutting-edge approaches. They focus on understanding the biology and transmission of infectious diseases, with the ultimate goal of applying these scientific findings to improve control and prevention.

Infectious Disease Epidemiology Faculty

Seven faculty members within the Department of Epidemiology accept students as advisees within the Infectious Disease Epidemiology area of interest. For information on each faculty member, please click below:

Collectively, our tools include classic epidemiologic methods, novel approaches to causal inference, transmission-dynamic modeling, mining of “big data” (e.g. cell phone call data records, pathogen genome sequences), network theory, pathogen population genetics, genomics and phylogenomics.

Infections and public health problems of primary interest include HIV (Seage, Mimiaga), tuberculosis (Murray, Cohen), malaria (Buckee), pneumococcal infections (Lipsitch, Hanage), antimicrobial resistance (Lipsitch, Hanage, Cohen),  and influenza (Lipsitch).

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