It has been more than two years since confirmation of the Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak in West Africa. Now is the time to ask how we can learn from the experience. The global impact of Ebola and recent outbreaks of SARS and influenza offer critical clues about preventing future epidemics. 

During an SFI Community Lecture Tuesday evening, April 12, in Santa Fe, mathematical biologist Carlos Castillo-Chavez detailed the crucial role ecological, social, political, and economic factors play in the spread of devastating diseases and asks how we might prevent future worldwide outbreaks. 

Watch the video of Castillo-Chavez's talk (66 minutes, April 12, 2016)

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. 

SFI’s 2016 Community Lecture series is made possible with generous underwriting from Thornburg Investment Management, with additional support from The Lensic Performing Arts Center

Read an article related to this talk from the American Mathematical Society (April 2016)

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