MIDAS Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Country/Countries:
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Principal Investigator:
Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology

Coinvestigators:
Buckee Eagle, Goldstein, Hanage, Pagano, Robins, Sabeti

Department:
Epidemiology

Sponsors:
NIH/NIGMS

Dates of Research:
September 15, 2009 — August 31, 2012

Description:

The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will serve as a national and international center for research, teaching, and outreach to public health decisionmakers and other stakeholders in infectious disease modeling and epidemiology. The Center will expand and augment thriving training programs in infectious disease epidemiology and health decision science while strengthening connections within Harvard University and the surrounding area to draw in bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, evolutionary biologists, and others to activities related to infectious disease modeling and data analysis. Infectious disease modeling is an increasingly important part of decisionmaking about the use and funding of interventions to control the spread of diseases. This Center seeks to meet needs for enhanced training of modelers, better communication between modelers and policymakers, better methods and software for infectious disease data analysis, and enhanced understanding of key questions in infectious disease dynamics.

Website: http://www.idepi.hsph.harvard.edu/pages/news_events.php?pageid=34