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CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series
February 10th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Early warning signals of emerging infectious disease
Presenter: John Drake, Director of the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia and Distinguished Research Professor of Ecology in the Odum School of Ecology
John Drake’s research seeks to understand the dynamics of biological populations and epidemics, focusing on bringing experimental and observational data together with mathematical theory. Current projects concern the dynamics of Ebola virus in West Africa, spread of White-nose syndrome in bats, proliferation of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the United States and globally, the development of theory for future infectious disease early warning systems. Dr. Drake holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and has been with the University of Georgia since 2006. He was Leverhulme Visiting Professor in the Department of Zoology at Oxford University in 2012.
About the series: Each spring, the CCDD hosts a seminar series featuring experts presenting the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 10th and May 12th with the exception of March 17th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available unless indicated otherwise on the event page.