Dr. Jane Heffernan

Dr. Jane Heffernan is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at York University. She is a co-director of the Centre for Disease Modelling, co-Lead of the Canadian Immunization Research Network Modelling Group, a Scientific Advisor to the Canadian COVID Immunity Task Force and President of the Society for Mathematical Biology.

Jane’s research responds to the pressing need for new mathematical and computational methods of mapping, understanding, and controlling infectious diseases in individuals (or immunology) and in populations (or epidemiology). Her research aims to influence the development of new medicines and vaccines, as well as evidence-based public health policies.