The Lensic Performing Arts Center
Community Event
Speaker: 
Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Emerging Diseases, Deadly Lessons

It has been more than two years since confirmation of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa. Now, with the end of the outbreak in sight, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the experience. The global impact of that epidemic, and recent outbreaks of SARS and influenza, offer critical insights on preventing future such crises. Mathematical biologist Carlos Castillo-Chavez illustrates the crucial roles ecological, social, political, and economic factors play in the spread of devastating diseases and their implications for preventing future epidemics.
 

Carlos Castillo-Chavez is an SFI external professor and a Regents Professor and professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University. He has co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

AuthorsCarlos Castillo-Chavez

It has been more than two years since confirmation of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa. Now, with the end of the outbreak in sight, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from the experience. The global impact of that epidemic, and recent outbreaks of SARS and influenza, offer critical insights on preventing future such crises. Mathematical biologist Carlos Castillo-Chavez illustrates the crucial roles ecological, social, political, and economic factors play in the spread of devastating diseases and their implications for preventing future epidemics.

Carlos Castillo-Chavez is an SFI external professor and a Regents Professor and professor of mathematical biology at Arizona State University. He has co-authored more than 200 scholarly publications. He is a member of the Board of Higher Education at the National Academy of Sciences and serves on President Barack Obama’s Committee on the National Medal of Science.

Generous underwriting from Thornburg Investment Management, with additional support from The Lensic Performing Arts Center, makes this series possible.

Purpose: 
SFI Community Lecture
SFI Host: 
Dan Larremore