Population Health Workshop: Perspectives from a Pandemic: Demographic Insights and Battling the "Infodemic"
Friday, April 9th 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Zoom link: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/98576996831
Who: Jennifer Beam Dowd
Abstract: While epidemiology is certainly having a moment, demography has been key to understanding COVID-19 data since the early days of the pandemic. This talk will highlight demographic insights into COVID ranging from the intersection of population age structure and mortality to estimates of excess mortality and age-prioritization in immunization. Dr. Dowd will also discuss her experiences with the COVID-19 science communication effort Dear Pandemic.
Bio: Dr. Jennifer Beam Dowd is Associate Professor of Demography and Population Health at the University of Oxford and studies mortality trends and how social factors “get under the skin” to impact health, including via infections and immune function. She is also Deputy Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at Oxford and received her PhD training in Demography and Economics from Princeton University with post-doctoral training in Epidemiology at the University of Michigan as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar. She is currently researching social and demographic factors related to COVID-19, and is also part of an all-female team of PhD scientists interpreting COVID-19 science for a general audience at Dear Pandemic.