Centre for Disease Modelling
The Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM) was established and is chaired by York Professor Jianhong Wu. It builds on the success of a research team with broad experience in epidemiology, virology, statistics, public health policy, GIS, mathematics and scientific computation. It works with other Canadian institutions and international organizations to build Canadian capacity for interdisciplinary research on disease modelling using cutting-edge mathematical and statistical techniques. The purpose of modelling infectious diseases in relation to public health is to evaluate the agent-host-environment interface and make efforts to alter the interface to advantage, through either preventive or therapeutic intervention.
2008-09 activities include:
- Workshop on H1N1 influenza pandemic modeling – Part I was held at Arizona State University in June 2009. Part II will be held September 14-16, 2009 in Vancouver, and Part III is planned for the first week of February 2010 in Mexico.
- Seminar series – distinguished scientists from Canadian Universities and Public Health sectors presented various topics on disease modelling.
In 2008-09, the MITACS project was not reviewed for renewal; however, substantial funds ($180,000) to run the various activities were received. In October 2009, a full proposal to have the project renewed for the next two years will be submitted. fo coming soon.
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