Emergent Epidemiology

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Complex Systems Summer School 2015

Understanding diseases and how they spread requires us to piece together the numerous factors that affect pathogen transmission and discern how these factors interact to cause outbreaks. Factors like a host’s behavior and population structure, a pathogen’s evolution, and the effect of various interventions are just a few of the many interacting systems that influence how disease spreads through a population. In this talk, I will present ways in which studying disease through a complex systems lens has improved both our scientific understanding of epidemics and also our ability to deploy effective interventions.