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Public Policy Lecture Series: Martina Morris '80, “Zero Grazing: What Uganda Can Teach Us about HIV Prevention”

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 PM
Vollum lecture hall
This event is open to the public.

Martina Morris '80, holds a joint appointment as professor in the departments of sociology and statistics at the University of Washington and is the founding director of the Sociobehavioral and Prevention Research Core in the UW Center for AIDS Research. Her recent research has focused on the development of statistical methods for network epidemiology. Morris co-leads an NIH-funded interdisciplinary team of statisticians, epidemiologists, and demographers who develop and implement innovative methodology and software for network modeling using the R statistical platform. They have been releasing these methodologies as the open-source software packages “statnet” for over a decade and are committed to providing public access to them. The most recent package is “EpiModel,” a platform that provides a single interface for all mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, from deterministic compartmental models to stochastic network models (the latter grounded in empirical estimation from egocentrically sampled network data).

Sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.

For more information, contact Jolie Griffin or visit:
http://www.reed.edu/ppls/.
Submitted by Brittney Corrigan-McElroy.
Posted on Aug 25, 2015

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