- University Room, Chestnut Conference Centre 3rd Floor, 89 Chestnut Street.
- U of T Community Event
- September 29, 2022 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Talk Title: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Statistician’s Reflection
Abstract: In this article, I will discuss my experience as a statistician involved in COVID-19 research in multiple capacities in the last two years, especially in the early phase of the pandemic. I will reflect on the challenges and the lessons I have learned in pandemic research regarding data collection and access, epidemic modeling and data analysis of Wuhan and US data, open science and real time dissemination of research findings, implementation science, media and public communication, and partnerships between academia, government, industry and civil society. I will also make several recommendations on preparing for the next stage of the pandemic and for future pandemics.