Entries by Martha Nelson

Excess Deaths from COVID-19

MISMS researcher Dr Cecile Viboud published a study in JAMA Internal Medicine estimating that the number of deaths due to any cause increased by approximately 122 000 from March 1 to May 30, 2020, which is 28% higher than the reported number of COVID-19 deaths.  

How COVID took hold in North America and Europe

MISMS researchers Dr Martha Nelson and Dr Andrew Rambaut coauthored a study that tracked how the pandemic emanated from China and took hold in North America and Europe in early 2020. Links: Worobey et al, Science 2020 The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in Europe and North America Featured in NIH Director’s Blog  

Need Help In Data Analysis?

DIEPS staff collaborate globally to help researchers conduct phylogenetic analysis, time-series analysis, and/or mathematical modeling and publish co-authored studies in peer-reviewed journals. To begin a discussion about how DIEPS might be able to provide assistance in an analysis, please provide detailed information about the proposed project in the fields below. Please note that DIEPS has […]

Early childhood ‘imprinting’ influences infection with seasonal viruses

MISMS researchers show that birth year-specific differences in childhood immune imprinting explain why adults tend to be infected with H3N2 seasonal viruses while H1N1 mainly infects children in a study published in PLoS Pathogens: ‘Childhood immune imprinting to influenza A shapes birth year-specific risk during seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 epidemics‘.

MISMS MinION Workshop – Colombia

Training Workshop for the Implementation of MinION Sequencing for Influenza Viruses  February 6-8, 2020 Irotama Resort Santa Marta, Colombia Workshop Objective This three-day workshop, held February 6-8th, 2020 in Santa Marta, Colombia, introduced new technologies and advanced informatics approaches that can be used for infectious disease genomic characterization in resource-limited settings. Using the portable, low-cost […]

MISMS Influenza Workshop – Zambia

POSTPONED New date TBD   FIC MISMS workshop  Influenza epidemiology, digital surveillance and evolutionary dynamics March 12-13, 2020 ANISE meeting, Livingstone, Zambia   Link for Registration This training workshop is held in conjunction with the March 2020 meeting of the ANISE network in Zambia and follows scientific research sessions and training modules led by the GISAID and […]

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 […]