The following speakers will give invited lectures at the conference:

Donald (Don) S. Burke

University of Pittsburgh, USA

Talk: Changing dynamics of the US Drug Overdose Epidemic

Dr. Donald S. Burke is Distinguished University Professor of Health Science and Policy and Epidemiology at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.

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Kevin Olival

EcoHealth Alliance, USA

Dr. Kevin J. Olival is Vice President for Research at EcoHealth Alliance, a New York based organization committed to conservation and pandemic prevention.

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Rebecca Grais

Epicentre MSF, France

Talk: Modeling and decision-making in crises: Some lessons from recent case studies

Rebecca Freeman Grais is the Director of Research at Epicentre, an epidemiology and research satellite created by Médecins Sans Frontières, an international medical humanitarian organization. Her primary areas of research focus on prevention of infectious diseases, tropical diseases and emerging infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Bryan Greenhouse

University of California San Francisco, USA

Talk: How to get a good travel history from a malaria parasite

Bryan Greenhouse is an Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco and an Investigator at the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub in San Francisco.

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M. Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran

University of Washington, USA and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, USA

Talk: From dependent happenings to causal inference with interference

M. Elizabeth Halloran is Professor of Biostatistics in the Vaccine and infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Research Center and the Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, in Seattle.

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Justin Lessler

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Talk: Understanding cholera dynamics for public health

Justin Lessler is an Associate Professor in the department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he researches the dynamics and control of infectious disease.

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C. Jessica E. Metcalf

Princeton University, USA

Talk: Sex differences in immune function: Probing ultimate drivers, and exploring consequences

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Virginia (Ginny) Pitzer

Yale School of Public Health, USA

Talk: The new fight against an old foe: Making the case for typhoid conjugate vaccine introduction

Virginia Pitzer, Sc.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at Yale School of Public Health.

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Andy Tatem

University of Southampton, UK

Talk: Geospatial data integration to map population distributions, demographics and dynamics for disease control

Andy is Professor of spatial demography and epidemiology at the University of Southampton and is the Director of WorldPop (www.worldpop.org) and Flowminder (www.flowminder.org), leading a group of more than 50 researchers and data scientists. He is interested in how populations, their characteristics and their dynamics can be mapped at high resolution across low and middle-income countries, and how these impact on disease dynamics and health metrics.

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