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Marc Lipsitch

Marc Lipsitch is Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his doctoral work in zoology at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and did postdoctoral work at Emory University and at the CDC from 1995-1999.


Lipsitch is an author of more than 50 peer-reviewed publications on ntimicrobial resistance, mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission, bacterial and human population genetics, and immunity to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Recent work has involved development of methods for detecting and predicting malaria epidemics, as well as analyses of the 1918 influenza pandemic and the 2003 SARS epidemic.


He has recently received several outstanding young investigator awards and is an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Emerging Themes in Epidemiology. He is principal investigator on two research grants from the US National Institutes of Health and on one from the Ellison Medical Foundation.



A flu pandemic is virtually certain but where's the plan to deal with it?
ASK THIS | April 01, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security views a flu pandemic as one of the 12 most deadly scenarios for the U.S. and one that is virtually certain to occur. But a Harvard School of Public Health scientist says the government is doing hardly anything to prevent it or dull the impact.

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