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September 23, 2019 7:30 PM
Lauren Meyers night 1

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September 23, 2019 7:30 PM


Lensic Performing Arts Center


Santa Fe Institute presents
SFI's Stanislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series, with Lauren Ancel Meyers
Lecture 1 of 2


Lauren Ancel Meyers is Professor of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the External Faculty and Science Board of the Santa Fe Institute. She was trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford, and her research foci include network epidemiology, optimization of infectious disease surveillance and control, and translational tools for public health.

She has lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, social scientists and public health professionals in uncovering the sociological and biological drivers of influenza transmission, improving disease control policies for influenza and HIV, redesigning disease surveillance systems to harness next-generation data, and creating decision-support software for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Association of Public Health Labs (APHL), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, the BBC, and other news sources have highlighted her work; and she has provided scientific expertise for government agencies, including the CDC, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and US National Intelligence Council. In 2004, Ancel Meyers was named by the MIT Technology Review as one of the top 100 global innovators under age 35.

Tickets are free, general admission.

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