Dr. Eben Kenah, an assistant professor in the department of biostatistics at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, has been awarded a $1.9 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The project will synthesize survival analysis and statistical genetics to develop novel regression models and study designs for infectious disease transmission data. Incorporating pathogen sequence data into the statistical analysis of transmission in households and other groups of close contacts will allow a more detailed scientific understanding of transmission and more effective public health responses to emerging infections.
[Photo: Dr. Eben Kenah]
In his current research, Dr. Kenah, a member of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, focuses on the development of statistical and epidemiologic methods for infectious disease data and on public health applications of epidemic models.