EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics

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EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics

The EpiCenter for Disease Dynamics develops innovative epidemiological and analytical tools to evaluate animal, human, and environmental mechanisms underlying disease emergence and distribution. Data rich mathematical models are used to evaluate risk of disease spillover and spread, as well as forecast the impact of disease on human and animal populations.

Led by Dr. Christine Kreuder Johnson, the EpiCenter leads research and training activities at the nexus of animal, human, and environmental health with a special emphasis on modeling of wildlife diseases. The EpiCenter’s initiatives and activities use applied transdisciplinary approaches to inform science-based policy on emerging issues regarding global health security and conservation.