Summary of talk:
Social activities (e.g., human movements), microbes characteristics (e.g. drug resistance) and host genetics are crucial to infectious disease transmission and dissemination across different geographic locations, which is making disease epidemic pattern more complex. Understanding the transmission of infectious seems unlikely to be resolved by a single discipline. The goal of this topic is to share the experience how we use multidisciplinary approaches (e.g., social medicine, epidemiology, molecular technique, GIS) to understand the transmission and distribution of major infectious diseases, and to explore the social and genetic characteristics that contributed to the widespread transmission of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis.
Dr. Weibing Wang is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Fudan University, China. There he received his Ph.D. degree in epidemiology and biostatistics, and his research interest focus on the transmission of infectious diseases. He completed his postdoctoral training in Georgetown University, and visiting fellowship in Public Health Research Center (US) and the UCLA, respectively. He has been the PIs of several significant studies; some of them aim to determine the transmission in population of major infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and HMFD. Currently he is the member of National Public Health Association and the co-leader of National Field Epidemiology Association. His current research projects involve molecular mechanism of transmission and policy issues related with major infectious diseases, health service and disease burdens in China.
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