CHDS Seminar with Gregg Gonsalves: “An Adaptive Approach to Active Surveillance for Infectious Diseases”
February 13th @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Abstract: Thousands of people living with HIV in the US do not know their serostatus. Despite attempts to find these undiagnosed individuals, challenges remain in detecting these cases and getting people into care. We have developed a set of algorithms to help optimize active surveillance programs using mobile health units to address this key issue in HIV treatment and prevention. More recent work has used these same tools to diagnosis cases of SARS-CoV-2 in the field and extended them to build an early warning system for new outbreaks of HIV and other diseases through active mobile surveillance.
Bio: Gregg Gonsalves is an Associate Professor in the Department of the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Yale Law School.