CAM Colloquium: Gerardo Chowell-Puente (Arizona State) - Disentangling the transmission dynamics of seasonal and pandemic influenza
Friday, March 1, 2013 at 3:30pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 655
Our understanding of the transmission mechanisms driving the spread of influenza viruses is still limited. Quantitative studies based on detailed epidemiological data of past influenza epidemics and pandemics have shed light on the role of school closures, demographic factors, behavior changes, and climatic factors in shaping the transmission dynamics of influenza. In this talk, I will discuss lessons learned from interdisciplinary studies of the 1918-1920 influenza pandemic, seasonal influenza epidemics, and the recent 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic based on the connection of mathematical and statistical tools with extensive archival records and detailed epidemiological surveillance data.