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Oct 4
Epidemiology Seminar – Chad Heilig and Scott Lee, CSELS, CDC
12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

UGA College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Fall 2019 Seminar Series

Expert Systems and the Epidemiologist: The Emerging Role of A.I. in Public Health Surveillance

This week’s guest speakers are: Chad Heilig, Ph.D. Associate Director for Data Science, and Scott Lee, Ph.D., statistician, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Speaker Bios:
Scott Lee is a statistician with an interest in machine learning and artificial intelligence. He joined CDC in 2014 and currently works with the Associate Director for Data Science in the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services. He was previously an ORISE Research Participant in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, and he holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Georgia.
Charles M. (Chad) Heilig, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for Data Science in the Center for Epidemiology, Surveillance, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, Dr. Heilig helps CSELS apply and integrate data sciences in public health practice and research to better serve the CDC science community around data and surveillance issues, support the CDC Surveillance Strategy, ensure ethical stewardship of our many data repositories, and promote efforts to analyze, interpret, and present evidence from data. During his 20 years at CDC, he has worked on cohort studies of women with–or at risk for–HIV, a clinical trial to prevent HIV transmission from breastfeeding mothers to their infants, human research protections, clinical trials to treat and prevent tuberculosis and, most recently, applications of machine learning and text analytics to public health surveillance. He holds B.A. in Mathematics from University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley.

The seminar will take place on Fri. October 4, 2019 in Room 217 of Russell Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.

Everyone is welcome to attend!  Contact Andreas Handel (ahandel@uga.edu) for more information.


October 4, 2019
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm
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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics