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UIDP Webinar Recording: Infectious Disease Intelligence: Predicting the Next Pandemic

Can we predict the emergence and spillover of infectious diseases like Ebola or COVID-19? Can we develop an infectious disease warning system that is analogous to weather forecasts, that pinpoints the origin and path of disease spread?

In this webinar, John Drake, Ph.D., describes the surveillance tools used to understand how interactions between humans and pathogenic reservoir-species may lead to spillover events. He also discusses the dynamic models that researchers use once an outbreak has been reported to understand how an infectious disease spatially spreads.

Drake also introduces the Global Infectious Disease Intelligence Consortium, which brings together leaders in academia, federal agencies, industry, and NGOs to discuss the challenges that pandemics create and how they can be collectively solved.

Originally aired
Wednesday, March 24, 2021


  • John Drake, Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia
  • John King, Coronavirus Working Group at the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases

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