By: Merle Eisenberg
By: Merle Eisenberg
SESYNC Postdoc Lauren White gives an introduction to disease modeling to help improve understanding of the impacts of COVID-19.
As the coronavirus continues to ravage much of the world, government leaders, scientific agencies, and healthcare providers often say that they’re using disease models to inform their decisions and courses of action for fighting the virus. But, what are disease models? How are they developed? And what kinds of things can they tell us?
By: Rachel Mason
I’m a million-mile flier with one of the big airlines, and that’s a bittersweet thing to say. The sweetness comes from memories of people and experiences all over the world, but bitterness rises when I think of the carbon footprint of those travels. Most of that flying took place during my previous career as a professional astronomer. Now that my research deals with the effects of rising CO2, abundant travel really doesn’t sit right.
Infectious disease modeling study casts doubt on the Justinianic Plague’s impact
For release: May 1, 2019
The current project Putting people into climate models: A multi-model approach to integrating human behavior and climate change, led by Drs Brian Beckage and Katherine Lacasse, aims to develop an expanded integrated climate-social model. This model will include a range of human behavior theories and economic feedback, and will be integrated into a system dynamics implementation of an Earth systems model to examine multiple state variables and processes beyond greenhouse gas emissions.
Nationally, 8.4% of children have asthma. Air quality has been identified as a key factor in the development of respiratory conditions. However, health conditions and developmental state are not the only factors that increase an individual’s risk for adverse respiratory outcomes associated with poor air quality.
Climate Change to Cause Abrupt Species Loss This Century
New study reveals the disruption of biodiversity from climate change on land and in the oceans could be as soon as 2030.
For release: April 9, 2020
Hutt Lagoon, Australia by Se Jong Cho (acrylic on canvas, 2019)
By: Se Jong Cho