IDM Seminar Series - “Modeling the B.1.526 (Iota) SARS-CoV-2 Variant: Transmissibility, Immune Escape, and Disease Severity”

20 Oct 2021, 12:00 to 01:00

Wan Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University

Dr. Yang's research combines health data, mathematical modeling, and statistical inference methods to improve understanding of mechanisms governing disease systems and devise prevention and intervention strategies. For infectious diseases, she studies the transmission dynamics of infections including influenza, Ebola, measles, and COVID-19. She is also developing modeling and forecast systems to predict infectious disease outbreaks and test intervention strategies. In addition, she studies how environmental factors influence the transmission of respiratory infections and seasonality. For chronic diseases, Dr. Yang studies risk factors underlying the recent rise in early onset cancers.


Contact Judy Malenka at jmalenka [at] pitt [dot] edu for Zoom information.