Why are Infectious Diseases Seasonal?
One of my broad research aims is to understand the seasonality of infectious diseases across the world. The portion of the work focused on US data was presented at EEID (2014), ESA (2014), the ECSS (2015) and ESA (2015). The global portion of this work is now being worked on by teams of undergraduates. I have developed a UROP program to train undergraduates in data generation, hypothesis testing, and some data visualization. See the people page for current members and alumni.
Below: Victoria (left) and Clare (right) presenting their findings at the annual UROP symposium in the spring of 2019. Clare examined global seasonality of influenza outbreaks from 1940-1975, while Victoria contrasted historical seasonality of malaria in SE Asia against modern dynamics.