Caroline Buckee
Primary Faculty

Caroline Buckee

Professor of Epidemiology

Epidemiology

cbuckee@hsph.harvard.edu

Other Positions

Associate Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

Epidemiology

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Joy Foundation Fellow

Fellows

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Research Fellow

Fellows

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Overview

Dr. Caroline Buckee joined Harvard School of Public Health in the summer of 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. In 2013, Dr. Buckee was named the Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics.

The Buckee lab uses mathematical models and data science to understand the mechanisms driving the spread of infectious diseases, with a focus on pathogens like malaria that effect vulnerable populations in low income countries. After receiving a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, Caroline worked at the Kenya Medical Research Institute to analyze clinical and epidemiological aspects of malaria as a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow. Her work led to an Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute, where she developed theoretical approaches to understanding malaria parasite evolution and ecology. In 2013 Dr. Buckee was named one of MIT Tech Review's 35 Innovators Under 35, a CNN Top 10: Thinker, and Foreign Policy Magazine's Global Thinkers. Her work has appeared in high profile scientific journals such as Science and PNAS, as well as being featured in the popular press, including CNN, The New Scientist, Voice of America, NPR, and ABC.


Bibliography


News

The power of data in a crisis

CrisisReady program is building a platform of data, analytics, and tools to guide decision-making during public health emergencies.

A call for improved use of data during crises

Better use of large-scale streams of digital data on population vulnerabilities, physical and medical infrastructure, human mobility, and environmental conditions is key to improving disaster preparedness and response, according to experts from Harvard Chan School.

Vaccinating in conflict zones

Hammering out temporary ceasefires in conflict zones will be necessary to vaccinate enough people against COVID-19 so that the pandemic can be brought to an end, according to humanitarian professionals.