COVID CRISIS LAB Seminar Series — Fall edition
Cristopher Dye, "Lessons learned: will suffering one pandemic help prevent another?"
Prof. Cristopher Dye (University of Oxford), has distinguished himself with state-of-the-art research in epidemic prevention and preparedness, and covered several roles as public health policy advisor at the international level. Prof. Dye trained as a biologist and ecologist (BA York), but postgraduate research on mosquitoes (DPhil Oxford) led, by chance, to a career in epidemiology and public health. As WHO Director of Strategy 2014-18, he served as science advisor to the Director General, oversaw the production and dissemination of health information by WHO press and libraries, and coordinated WHO’s work on health and the Sustainable Development Goals. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic he was editor of Coronavirus: The Science Explained, a website hosted by UK Research & Innovation that presented science simply for the public. He has been an advisor on COVID-19 to the UK government, and a collaborator on coronavirus research in Brazil, China and Europe. He is currently Professor of Epidemiology at Oxford University, and a Fellow of The Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology.
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