The Role of Seasonal Travel on Infectious Disease Dynamics

Dean's Seminar Series on Infectious Disease Modeling
3:00 pm
4:30 pm
Friday
17
February
2017
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Amy Wesolowski, PhD
Postdoc fellow, Princeton University
Seminar Series
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
ICAP
Open to the Columbia Community

Seasonal variation in human travel is a global and ubiquitous phenomenon that can affect the spatial spread of infectious diseases. However, fluctuations in seasonal travel have rarely been quantified, primarily due to the challenging data requirements of such analyses. This work shows how seasonal variability in travel, measured from mobile phone data, can help predict rubella transmission. We also show how similar seasonal travel patterns are across multiple countries and the implications for the spatial spread of infectious diseases. 

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Haruka Morita
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