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CIDID Director

Member, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division

Member, Public Health Sciences Division

Professor, Biostatistics, University of Washington

Adjunct Professor, Applied Mathematics and Epidemiology, University of Washington

Director and Founder, Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases, University of Washington


Other Positions

Graduate Faculty, Biostatistics, University of Washington


Harvard University, Population Sciences, 1989, DSc
Harvard University, Tropical Public Health, 1985, MPH
Freie Universitat Berlin, 1983, MD
University of Oregon, 1972, BSc (General Science)

Research Interests

  • Design and evaluation of vaccine field trials
  • Modeling infectious disease dynamics and strategies for mitigation and control
  • Causal inference in infectious diseases
  • Evaluating surrogates of protection

Teaching and Mentoring Interests

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Analytic methods for infectious disease

Current Projects

  • Methods for evaluating vaccine efficacy
  • Containing Bioterrorist and Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Causal Inference for Infectious Disease Studies
  • Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases

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