NCCID’s new mod4PH Research Highlights podcast showcases new and relevant mathematical modelling concepts and research for public health.
In this episode, we spoke with Dr Jane Heffernan from York University about using mathematical modelling methods for understanding and controlling infectious diseases in individuals (or immunology) and in populations (or epidemiology), and discuss the differences between within-host and population-level modelling.
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.