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Special Event - Ebola Forum - October 14, 2014

Derek A.T. Cummings, PhD, MS, MHS

Derek Cummings, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is an infectious disease epidemiologist engaged in theoretical and field studies of disease transmission. The goal of his research is to understand the temporal and spatial dynamics of the spread of infectious diseases in order to inform interventions to control their spread. He is specifically interested in the dynamics of dengue, influenza, measles and chikungunya. He currently leads field studies of influenza in China and dengue and chikungunya in Thailand and India.

He is an investigator on a study to understand the dynamics of sylvatic arbovirus transmission among multiple species of primates in Senegal, a member of the Vaccine Modeling Initiative, and is a part of the University of Pittsburgh's MIDAS Center for Excellence. He teaches two courses, "Concepts and Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology" and "Infectious Disease Dynamics: Theoretical and Computational Approaches," at Johns Hopkins.