The Hedgeye Healthcare team will be hosting a specialist call with Dr. Jeffrey Shaman today at 1:00pm EDT to learn more about the current Ebola virus situation in the U.S. and specifically New York.
What are the real versus perceived risks? Will things get worse? How will we know when its getting better?
Dr. Shaman will provide an informed perspective to better understand recent developments, including the global response in Africa, the handling of confirmed cases in the U.S. and Spain, the naming of a Ebola Czar, as well as what we should expect in the immediate future. We'll discuss Dr. Shaman's research on forecasting and controlling the ongoing outbreak in Africa, the probability of a significant outbreak outside of Africa, and the timeline for bringing the disease under control, which Dr. Shaman estimates will take another 12 to 18 months.
In the interest of public service, this call will be open and free of charge.
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- Conference Code: 651216#
- Materials: CLICK HERE (the slides will be available approximately one hour prior to the start of the call)
ABOUT JEFFREY SHAMAN, PhD
Dr. Shaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Colombia University, a junior faculty fellow of the Earth Institute, a faculty fellow of the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, and a member of the Center for Environmental Health in Northern Manhattan. He is also affiliated with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society. Dr. Shaman received a BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA, M.Ph. and PhD in climate science from Columbia University. He was a NOAA post--doctoral fellow in climate and global change at Harvard University.
His research interests include: infectious disease, vector and pathogen ecology, health in the indoor and built environment, large--scale climate dynamics, the hydrologic cycle, and climate and disease forecast. Much of his present research focuses on developing model--inference systems for the forecast of infectious diseases, including influenza, West Nile virus and Ebola.