Title: Climate drivers of infectious disease: past, present, and future

Abstract: The climate is a known driver of many infectious diseases. For directly-transmitted infections, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the climate determines seasonal patterns of infection and geographic differences in epidemic intensity. Given this relationship, climate change could play a role in altering future infection patterns, however key questions remain. In this talk, I will discuss the implications of climate change for directly-transmitted diseases, and the differing role climate plays for endemic diseases versus pandemic outbreaks such as SARS-CoV-2. 

Speaker Information
Name: 
Rachel Baker
Title: 
Associate Research Scholar
Department: 
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Affiliation: 
Princeton University
Host: 
Charlie Zender
Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00pm