Mark Lurie speaks with the Providence Journal about his new National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded research that seeks to understand how social mixing and human mobility impact pathogen spread, and how we can target behaviors that facilitate disease transmission while minimizing restrictions on human movement. Read Dr.
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Graduate Program Director for the MSc in Global Public Health Abigail Harrison will serve as a co-Investigator on new research aiming to prevent HIV among South African adolescents.
Fifteen teams of Brown faculty researchers have received a total of $350,000 from the University’s new COVID-19 Research Seed Fund. Brown established the fund to fast track innovative research proposals that directly address the urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards will support research with the potential for significant and rapid impact on human health and research that could create products of immediate need for the healthcare system in Rhode Island and the nation.
What is a peak? How do epidemiologists measure it? Why is it important? When will it come? As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, Professor Mark Lurie of the Brown University Department of Epidemiology helps explain the term and its use in understanding the virus.
A new study, co-authored by Professor Stephen McGarvey, estimating the size of the Samoan population using contemporary genomic data found that the founding population remained low for the first 1,500 years of human settlement, contributing to understanding the evolutionary context of the recent rise in obesity and related diseases.
Professor Mark Lurie of the Brown University Department of Epidemiology on making sense of COVID-19 updates in a NY Time article: “The new cases or deaths each day are given as exact numbers, and we’re trained to take that at face value. But those are far from exact, they’re deeply flawed, and their meaning varies from place to place and from time period to time period.”