Sigma Xi, the world’s largest Scientific Research Honor Society, will host Dr. Jeffrey Shaman, associate professor of environmental health sciences and director of the Climate and Health Program at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, at its Symposium on Atmospheric Chemistry, Climate, and Health on November 10. His lecture is titled: “Simulation and Forecast of Infectious Disease: Environmental Determinants and Transmission Dynamics.”
[Photo: Dr. Jeffrey Shaman]
A climate and health expert, Dr. Shaman focuses on research issues that are at the intersection of global environmental change, air pollution, human health, and policy. In particular, he studies the environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission and infectious disease forecast – investigating how atmospheric conditions impact the survival, transmission and seasonality of pathogens, and, how meteorology affects human health. For the latter, he is engaged in developing mathematical and statistical systems for generating forecasts of infectious disease outbreaks at a range of time scales.
Science and engineering professionals and the public are invited to attend the symposium at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina which will be followed by the Annual Student Research Conference the next day.