Women in Mathematical Epidemiology
Thursday, June 17 at 09:30am (PDT)Thursday, June 17 at 05:30pm (BST)Friday, June 18 01:30am (KST)
Katharine Gurski (Howard University, United States), Kathleen Hoffman (University of Maryland, Baltimore County, United States)
These special sessions highlight the work of female mathematicians working in the field of epidemiology who are also in the AWM Women in Mathematical Biology (WIMB) research network. The global pandemic has put a spotlight on epidemiological research and the value of mathematical models to predict the time course of the disease dynamics in the presence of vaccines, treatments, and behavior adaptation such as social distancing. These special sessions feature female researchers in epidemiology working on a wide variety of diseases such as HIV, COVID-19, MERS, Ebola, and Malaria. The types of models considered span ODE models, PDE models, and stochastic models. population models, agent-based models as well as within host models and between host models. These special sessions provide a broad sampling of current work in mathematical epidemiology and demonstrates the growth of the Women in Mathematical Biology network.