MISMS: using data analysis to inform disease prevention

MISMS is an 18-year program with a mission to advance evidence-based policies for influenza control in the US and globally.  The program includes basic research and training workshops led by a core team of scientists at Fogarty International Center (FIC), based at the US National Institutes of Health.

MISMS staff annually organize training workshops to teach methods of data analysis, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, and lead global collaborations to facilitate data-sharing and large-scale studies of disease dynamics.

MISMS training workshop in South Africa, 2018

Examples of how MISMS research has impacted policy decision-making:

Recent Updates

Short-Term Visiting Fellows Program

The Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS) has a long-standing tradition of hosting visiting international and US researchers for training in methods of analyzing infectious disease data and long-term collaboration and publication. Some of our past visitors are listed below: Cheryl Cohen Alice Fusaro Magnus Gottfredsson Jong-Won Kang Aba Mahamat Anthony Newall Baltazar […]

Hiring post-doctoral fellows

Post-doctoral fellowships · Infectious Disease Fogarty International Center · Bethesda, MD The Fogarty International Center (FIC), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, is seeking post-doctoral fellows to study the epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of human pathogens on a global scale. The position is within the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies (DIEPS), […]

Developing influenza vaccines for swine in Mexico

MISMS researchers characterized the high levels of genetic diversity of influenza viruses circulating in swine in Mexico, working closely with veterinarians in Mexico and with funding from a major animal vaccine manufacturer. The study is available online at Emerging Infectious Diseases and will be published in print next month. The study was a collaboration between the NIH, USDA, […]