Elisa Long will present at the Schaeffer Center:
Title: Optimized allocation of Ebola intervention resources using a geospatial epidemic model
Location: The Schaeffer Center, VPD 302
About Elisa Long
Assistant Professor Elisa Long’s research integrates epidemiological modeling, economic analysis and decision making under uncertainty, with the aim of assessing the value of health interventions to help policymakers allocate limited resources most effectively. She has constructed mathematical models to simulate HIV epidemics in Russia, India, South Africa, Ghana and the United States, with the goal of identifying what combination of investments maximizes “bang for the buck.”
Long’s research on the cost-effectiveness of HIV screening was cited by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their revised recommendations for increased screening of high-risk individuals. She is currently working on a project to evaluate which regions should receive treatment priority during an emerging epidemic like the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
To read more about Dr. Long, please visit her complete biography here.
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