Dr. Jane Heffernan

Dr. Jane Heffernan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at York University and a York Research Chair (Tier II) in Multi-Scale Quantitative Methods for Evidence-based Health Policy. She is the director of the Centre for Disease Modelling and is on the board of directors of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society. Dr. Heffernan’s research responds to the pressing need for new statistical, mathematical, and computational methods of mapping, understanding, and controlling infectious diseases and aims to influence the development of new evidence-based public health policies.