Jan. 26, 2012
Lauren Ancel Meyers: Tracking and Curbing the Next Pandemic
College of Natural Sciences
Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers discussed global pandemics, why influenza remains a major threat and how data and modern computing are helping to fight contagion.
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About Lauren Ancel Meyers
Meyers is a mathematical biologist who develops new computational methods for studying the spread and control of infectious diseases in humans and wildlife. She works with public health agencies throughout the world, including the Texas Department of State Health Services and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to develop effective surveillance and intervention strategies for influenza and other diseases.
Meyers joined the university's Integrative Biology faculty in 2003 and was recently named director of the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation. In 2004 the MIT Technology Review named Meyers as one of the top 100 global innovators under 35. She was a Harrington Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin in 2010.
Meet a Game Changer: Lauren Ancel Meyers