The New Era Of Epidemics: Surveillance, Response, Impacts, And Challenges


Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


Bray Room, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Boston, MA 02138

In the new era of epidemics, emergent infectious disease challenges are often superimposed on a background of other public health problems and scarce health care services. A panel of global health experts will explore lessons learned from recent infectious disease outbreaks and discuss ways to prepare for the next public health crisis.

Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, Professor of Epidemiology, Departments of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases; Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, and Associate Director of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • Marcia Castro, PhD, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Population and Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Celina M. Turchi, PhD, Researcher, Fundaçāo Olswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz)
  • C. Jessica Metcalf, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
  • Anne Rimoin, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles
  • Pardis Sabeti, MD, PhD, Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health.

This event is part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, which celebrates and showcases Harvard’s global presence and educational opportunities that extend beyond the Cambridge and Boston campuses.

ORGANIZER(S): Harvard's Defeating Malaria: From the Genes to the Globe Initiative, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Worldwide Week at Harvard