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Sep 7
Epidemiology Seminar – COVID-19 Epidemiology
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

UGA College of Public Health
Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Fall Seminar Series

COVID-19 Epidemiology

This week’s guest speaker:  Dr. Isaac Fung and team, Epidemiology, Jiann-Ping Hsu School of Public Health, Georgia Southern University

About our speaker: Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist, currently working on projects pertinent to COVID-19. In this presentation, 3 current and former members of Dr. Fung’s team will present 3 case studies of COVID-19 epidemiology. Dr. Sylvia Ofori will present her mathematical modeling work on the COVID-19 epidemiology and vaccination strategies in Ghana. Ms. Xinyi Hua will present her study on the elevated COVID-19 case rates of government employees in the District of Columbia. Ms. Chigozie Ogwara will present her study on the impact of public health policy and mobility change on the transmission potential of SARS-CoV-2 in Rhode Island.

  • Dr. Sylvia Ofori, DrPH in epidemiology (2022, Georgia Southern); currently postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T. C. Chan School of Public Health. Case Study 1a. Examining the Impact of Increasing Vaccine Coverage and Nonpharmaceutical Interventions against Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Ghana using Mathematical Modeling (https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.07.09.22277456). Case Study 1b. Modeling Infections and Deaths Averted due to COVID-19 Vaccine Strategies in Ghana (https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.07.09.22277458)
  • Ms. Xinyi Hua, MPH; currently doctoral student in epidemiology at Georgia Southern. Case Study 2. Elevated COVID-19 Case Rates of Government Employees, District of Columbia, 2020-2022 (https://doi.org/10.1093/annweh/wxac049)
  • Ms. Chigozie Ogwara, MPH; currently doctoral student in epidemiology at Georgia Southern. Case Study 3. Impact of Public Health Policy and Mobility Change on Transmission Potential of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in Rhode Island, March 2020 – December 2021

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend! For more information or Zoom details, contact Amy Winter.


September 7
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics