College of Natural Sciences

COVID-19 Consortium Colloquium Speaker Series (CCC)


Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:00 AM (CST)

The UT COVID-19 Modeling Consortium is delighted to present a weekly seminar series focusing on current thinking related to the pandemic response.  Each Wednesday we host a leading researching in the field to give an informal presentation of their current projects, interests, and questions related to the response.  Below are the distinguished presenters the Consortium has hosted thus far.  Videos will be posted as they become available, though not all videos are shared because of proprietary information.  If you have any questions or would like to be added to the Colloquium mailing list, please contact Becky Kester.

March 2021

Modeling Vaccine Distribution on COVID-19 Health Outcomes

March 24, 2021
Dr. Sara Del Valle

Deputy Group Leader
Defense Systems and Analysis Division, A-1
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Where Models Meet Morality: How can we meaningfully address COVID-19 disparities using public health data?

March 10, 2021
Dr. Jon Zelner

Assistant Professor in Epidemiology
School of Public Health
Unviersity of Michigan

Serology to monitor COVID-19 and inform the pandemic response

March 3, 2021
Dr. Ben Lopman

Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health Emory University


February 2021

Non-specific vaccines for COVID-19 and concerns about the specific vaccines

February 24, 2021
Dr. Bruce Levin

Samuel C. Dobbs Professor
Department of Biology
Emory University

The Novel Coronavirus Research Compendium

February 10, 2021
Dr. Kathryn Gabowski

Assistant Professor
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Spatio-temporal heterogeneity and the spread of lineage B.1.1.7 in the United Kingdom

February 3, 2021
Dr. Samuel Scarpino

Assistant Professor
College of Science
Northeastern University


January 2021

Alternating quarantine for sustainable epidemic mitigation

January 20, 2021
Dr. Baruch Barzel

Principal Investigator
Department of Mathematics and Data Science Institute
Bar-Ilan University

Understanding Variation in Government Response to COVID-19

January 13, 2021
Dr. Thomas Hale

Associate Professor in Public Policy (Global Public Policy)
Blavatnik School of Government
University of Oxford

COVID-19 in Illinois

January 6, 2021
Dr. Jaline Gerardin

Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine (Epidemiology)
Feinberg School of Medcine
Northwestern Medicine


December 2020

The usefulness of SARS-CoV-2 test positive proportion as a surveillance tool

December 9, 2020
Dr. Matthew Hitchings

Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Biology
University of Florida

 


November 2020

COVID-19 Forecasts for the US by State

November 18, 2020
Dr. John Drake

Distinguished Research Professor, Director
Odum School of Ecology, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases
University of Georgia

 


October 2020

Estimating and interpreting the effective reproductive number, R(t)

October 28, 2020
Dr. Katelyn Gostic

James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago

Epidemiology of COVID-19 in two Indian states

October 21, 2020
Dr. Joseph Lewnard

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology, School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Identifiability and indirect transmission: Positive lessons from a (probably) negative result

October 14, 2020
Dr. Brandon Ogbunu

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Yale University

Modeling intersectionality to achieve equity and fairness in COVID-19 vaccine allocation

October 7, 2020
Dr. Jewel Mullen

Associate Dean for Health Equity and Associate Professor
Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin


September 2020

How do we know what and how it is safe/unsafe to reopen?

September 30, 2020
Dr. Marc Lipsitch

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics
T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University

Modeling the impacts of test sensitivity, frequency, and turnaround time for COVID-19 surveillance

September 23, 2020
Dr. Daniel Larremore

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder

Projecting hospital utilization and assessing implications of silent transmission during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States

September 16, 2020
Drs. Alison Galvani and Abhishek Pandey

Director and Associate Director of Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)
School of Public Health
Yale University

City of Austin COVID-19 Update

September 9, 2020
Dr. Mark Escott

EMS System Medical Director and Interim Medical Director and Health Authority
Travis County and Austin Public Health, Austin, TX

Europe on the brink of a second wave

September 2, 2020
Dr. Vittoria Colizza

Research Director
EPIcx Lab
Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, INSERM


August 2020

Impacts of K-12 school reopening on the COVID-19 epidemic in Indiana

August 26, 2020
Drs. Alex Perkins and Guido Espana

Associate Professor and Postdoctoral Researcher
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Population Biology
University of Notre Dame

Epidemiology and control of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

August 19, 2020
Dr. Benjamin Cowling

Professor and Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong

Herd immunity thresholds for SARS-CoV-2 estimated from unfolding epidemics in Europe

August 12, 2020
Dr. Gabriela Gomes

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


July 2020

Social distancing inequity in COVID-19

July 29, 2020
Dr. Micaela Martinez

Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Columbia University

Recommended policy priorities for regaining control of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States

July 22, 2020
Dr. Caitlin Rivers

Assistant Professor
Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Estimating COVID-19 infected/recovered populations: Uncertainties and prospects for reducing future transmission

July 15, 2020
Dr. Joshua Weitz

Professor
School of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology

COVID-19: Symptom Screening, Viral Stability, and Aerosol Transmission

July 8, 2020
Dr. Jamie Lloyd-Smith

Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles

COVID-19 Forecast Hub’s work to collaborate across modelers

July 1, 2020
Dr. Nicolas Reich

Associate Professor
School of Public Health & Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts Amherst


June 2020

US COVID-19 forecasting approach

June 24, 2020
Dr. Alessandro Vespignani

Director and Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor
Bouve College of Science
Northeastern University

COVID-19 Epidemic and Response in South Africa

June 17, 2020
Dr. Juliet Pulliam

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology and Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida

Research in NYC around respiratory viruses and transmission and its application to COVID-19

June 10, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Shaman

Professor and Director
Environmental Health Sciences, Climate and Health Program
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Covid and Children: Transmission of Infection

June 3, 2020
Dr. Rosalind Eggo

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


May 2020

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies in Japan

May 27, 2020
Dr. Natalie Dean

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics
College of Public Health and Health Professions
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Genomic Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Evolution and Spread

May 20, 2020
Dr. Trevor Bedford

Associate Member at the Fred Hutch Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and Computational Biology Program
Affiliate Associate Professor in the Departments of Genome Sciences and Epidemiology
The University of Washington

The Effect of Crowding and Environmental Transmission on Shape of COVID-19 Epidemic Curves

May 13, 2020
Dr. Samuel Scarpino

Assistant Professor
College of Science
Northeastern University