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Iro Longini

Professor, College of Public Health and Health Professions and College of Medicine department of biostatistics

Member, Emerging Pathogens Institute

College of Medicine

College of Medicine department of biostatistics

Longini is an expert in infectious disease modeling and statistics who frequently collaborates with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health organizations on studies of infectious disease outbreaks. He was a member of the WHO team that designed the successful Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea and his team modeled the spread of the Zika virus in the Americas, predicting the number of infections and cases of microcephaly. He has analyzed epidemics of influenza, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, dengue, malaria, rhinovirus, rotavirus, measles and other infectious diseases.