Contagion: Exploring Modern Epidemics
Epidemic disease spreads quickly in our interconnected, globalized world. This symposium looks at new ways of tracking epidemics using big data and social networks to predict and stem the rise of emergent diseases.
Epidemiologists, journalists, physicians, public officials, scientists, and sociologists will discuss their cutting-edge research, prediction mechanisms, and possible solutions to the range of epidemics that face our world today—from Ebola and SARS to the more recently recognized social epidemics of the opioid crisis and gun violence.
The symposium will conclude with a talk by Laurie Garrett, a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who specializes in global public health and foreign policy.