University of Iowa associate professor of epidemiology, Dr. Christine Petersen, is one of several global health scientists featured in “Faces of Innovation,” a new blog series from the Global Health Technologies Coalition. The series highlights scientists on the front lines of research and development on new global health tools and technologies. Dr. Petersen, who directs the University of Iowa’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, researches how infectious diseases transmit between animals and people.
“As someone who lives in Iowa, where there’s six pigs for every person, it’s critical to understand those interactions between animals and people,” observed Dr. Petersen. “Infectious diseases can be everything from the flu that we all get our shots for to parasitic diseases, like malaria, that affect anybody who travels and goes to places for work or for play.”
Read the “Faces of Innovation” post on Dr. Petersen’s work.Tags: Friday Letter Submission, Publish on December 20