More than 100 children across the U.S were struck with a polio-like condition in last fall’s enterovirus outbreak. Epidemiologist Priya Duggal wants to know if a child’s own genome can play a role in the development of acute flaccid myelitis.
Sophisticated wearable computer sensors can generate dizzying amounts of information about our activities and overall health. It’s up to the biostatisticians to decipher meaning from these evolving technologies.
Among the hard lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic is the critical role of high-functioning health systems in times of crisis. What are the underlying problems of weak systems and what does it take to turn them around?