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The PATHOME Study: Leveraging contrasts in urban socio-economic living conditions and pathogen diversity in humans, animals, and the environment to prioritize intervention policy in Kenya

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Speaker: Dr. Kelly K. Baker, PhD., is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health Equity research. She conducts One Health focused eco-epidemiology studies in the US and globally that identify practical intervention strategies that can prevent transmission of enteric viruses, bacteria, and parasites between humans, animals, and the environment. Her funded research includes the development and testing of rapid diagnostics as well as projects like PATHOME, which develop virtual laboratories that can model the impact of different global development strategies on enteric disease burden. These transdisciplinary studies use pathogen diversity in children, animals, and the environment as means for identifying which living conditions, alone or in combination, best contribute to a decline in disease burden in high transmission settings. This evidence can then be used by policy makers and practitioners to select high impact investments.

Her Faculty page is here.


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