Methodological challenges and approaches in COVID-19 epidemiology

Learn more Register now Add to Calendar 04/23/2021 04:00 PM 04/23/2021 05:00 PM Europe/London Methodological challenges and approaches in COVID-19 epidemiology Location of the event
Friday 23 Apr 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00

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A virtual event, hosted by The JBC-Turing-RSS Laboratory.

Introduced by by Johanna Hutchinson, Director of Data and Data Science at the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Professor Chris Holmes, Director of the Turing-RSS Laboratory

About the event

In this seminar, Professor Lipsitch will discuss the challenges of understanding COVID-19 transmission, clinical course, and prevention. For transmission, he'll discuss the challenges of household and other secondary attack studies as described in a recent review, as well as some ways to address these challenges. For clinical course, he'll describe the design challenges and main findings of work on a large US health insurer's data base. Last, he'll describe the challenges of observational, post-approval vaccine evaluations and the approach used by the team with which he collaborated in Israel to assess the effectiveness of BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine in a Nationwide Mass Vaccination Setting.


Professor Marc Lipsitch

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health