Disease Modeling in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond


For several decades now, mathematical models have played an important role in improving our understanding of infectious disease systems and thereby helped us mitigate public health, economic and conservation threats posed by such diseases. But the role of modeling really came to the fore during the current COVID-19 pandemic. From my perspective as a wildlife disease ecologist and a disease modeler, I will briefly discuss aspects of our response to COVID-19 pandemic that were truly ‘unprecedented’. I will then talk about the lessons we have learned (hopefully!) and how this will impact our response to other (current, emerging, wildlife, zoonotic) disease threats.

Feb 18, 2021 6:30 AM
Michigan State University Fisheries & Wildlife Club
480 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Aniruddha Belsare
Aniruddha Belsare
Assistant Professor of Disease Ecology

My research interests include wildlife disease ecology, disease modeling and wildlife medicine.