Use statistical analysis to combat the spread of infectious disease

The application of statistical analysis to medicine has been a growing practice, and Pardis Sabeti’s research has been at the forefront of this evolution. By using computational genetics to understand patterns of disease resistance as well as identifying the factors driving disease susceptibility, researchers are now much closer to being able to develop successful intervention strategies. The interdisciplinary approach of applying mathematical concepts to health and societal issues is sure to play a critical role in implementing effective ways to control contagions, especially in regions like West Africa where diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and hemorrhagic fever continue to burden the population.

6000
top 6
20
submissions
20
solutions max
Small pic id 10055918
Deliverables

1) What kind of statistics would be useful in developing strategies to combat the spread of deadly diseases?

2) What would be the best way to gather these statistics?

3) How would you use these numbers in conjunction with knowledge from other fields (science, health, society) in order to create an effective intervention plan?

Leaderboard
This challenge has received 20 submissions
Top 3 share 4500.0 Next 3 share 1500.0
500 Square pic may logan University of Pennsylvania
1500 Default profile pic Carnegie Mellon University
500 Square pic img 20150918 174114 University of California at Berkeley
1500 Default profile pic Brown University
500 Square pic piccropped Johns Hopkins University
1500 Default profile pic Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Contact Us!
Create an Account
Already have an account?
By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy