Lecture series to address how to make sense of COVID-19 projections

April 28, 2020

David Dowdy, associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will deliver the presentation “Simple Principles for Interpreting Complex Models: How to Make Sense of COVID-19 Projections,” at 4 p.m. via Zoom webinar on Thursday, April 30, for the next presentation the Dean’s Lecture Series: Perspectives on the Pandemic.

This presentation will outline a series of simple principles that can be applied in a matter of minutes to make heads or tails of the latest model-based projections (regarding how many people will get sick, how many ventilators we will need, the impact of different control measures, etc.) related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Event details

Thursday, April 30 — 4 to 5 p.m.

Participate via Zoom

About the presenter

David Dowdy is an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with joint appointments in the Departments of International Health and Medicine.

David Dowdy
IMAGE: Johns Hopkins

His interdisciplinary research lies at the nexus of field epidemiology, mathematical modeling, economic evaluation, and implementation science - with a primary focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tuberculosis and HIV.

He received his medical degree and doctorate from Johns Hopkins in 2008, completed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF, and subsequently joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins, where he is now in his ninth year. He is the principal investigator of multiple NIH-sponsored studies, including clinical trials of TB diagnosis, case finding, and prevention in South Africa and Uganda. He is a member of the steering committee for the Gates Foundation-sponsored TB Modeling and Analysis Consortium, the leading international organization devoted to modeling and quantitative analysis of TB. He practices medicine at East Baltimore Medical Center, a free-standing clinic in urban East Baltimore.

About the series

The College of Health and Human Development Dean’s Lecture Series: "Perspectives on the Pandemic" seeks to help better understand the COVID-19 pandemic from a public health perspective. Learn more and find links to recordings of previous lectures a hhd.psu.edu/Deans-Lecture-Series.


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Last Updated April 28, 2020