Epidemiology Seminar – Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Georgia Southern University
UGA College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Fall 2019 Seminar Series
Digital technologies to improve public health – two case studies
This week’s guest speakers are: Isaac Chun-Hai Fung, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Georgia Southern University; and Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, MPH, and Sylvia Ofori, MPH, doctoral students, Georgia Southern University
Speaker Bios: Dr. Isaac Chun-Hai Fung is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist. In the past 6 years, Isaac has ventured into digital health research. He has studied social media users’ reactions to outbreaks, responses to health communication campaigns and prevalence of health information and misinformation on social media platforms, in partnership with colleagues in various institutions, including the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong and the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia. Prior to Isaac’s appointment at Georgia Southern University, he was a postdoc with Dr. Andreas Handel at the University of Georgia (2009-11) and a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011-13) where he did research in mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission dynamics. Isaac earned his PhD in infectious disease epidemiology at Imperial College London (2009), MSc in control of infectious diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2005) and his undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences (Biological) at the University of Cambridge (2003). Kamalich Muniz-Rodriguez, MPH, and Sylvia Ofori, MPH, are currently doctoral students working in Dr. Fung’s research group.
The seminar will take place on Fri. November 8, 2019 in Room 217 of Russell Hall on the UGA Health Sciences Campus.
Everyone is welcome to attend! Contact Andreas Handel (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.