The February speaker in the 2012-2013 RWJF HSS/CSEPH Speaker Series is Columbia University's Jeffrey Shaman, who studies environmental determinants of infectious disease transmission.
Dr. Shaman will present "Forecasting Seasonal Outbreaks of Influenza" on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 4:00 - 5:30 pm in room 1690 (Lane Auditorium), SPH I.
Also, Dr. Shaman has limited time available for one-on-one meetings; please contact Meredith McGehee (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.
Short Bio: Jeffrey Shaman's background is in climate, atmospheric science and hydrology, as well as biology. In particular, he investigates how hydrologic variability affects mosquito ecology and mosquito-borne disease transmission, and how atmospheric conditions impact the survival, transmission and seasonality of pathogens. More broadly he's interested in how meteorology affects human health.
Currently he's working to develop systems to forecast infectious disease outbreaks at a range of time scales. In addition, he studies study a number of climate phenomena, including Rossby wave dynamics, atmospheric jet waveguides, the coupled South Asian monsoon-ENSO system, extratropical precipitation, and tropical cyclogenesis.
Dr. Shaman is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. He received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, followed by two Masters degrees and PhD from Columbia University.