Who We Are

The Zika Work Group (ZWG) is a multidisciplinary research and training group for graduate and undergraduate students interested in studying public health issues associated with the Zika virus. The group, created in 2017, is lead by Dr. José Cordero, Patel Distinguished Professor and department head, and Dr. Michael Welton in the UGA College of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

What Do We Do

The Zika Work Group consists of both faculty and students interested in Zika research. The ZWG projects are tackled within groups, composed of multiple different teams, each led by a PhD student or team of PhD students. Each team has its own specific area of Zika research. For example, the ZWG has one team focused on conducting Zika-related systematic reviews and meta analyses, and a second group studying the vector control of Zika.  For student members, the ZWG provides opportunities to interact with faculty, apply epidemiological research methods to projects, present at conferences, and earn course credit. 

How Can You Contact Us?

Dr. Michael Welton, Faculty Leader
Stephanie Eick, Student Leader

Zika Work Group
University of Georgia College of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
B.S. Miller Hall
101 Buck Road, Health Sciences Campus
Athens, GA 30602

  • Current Projects
    Arboviral Disease Transmission

    The Zika Work Group is undertaking two systematic reviews looking at how arbovirus incidence changes as a result of natural disasters.

    Additional Ongoing Projects
    • Co-Infections and Zika
    • Zika Virus and Policy Changes
  • Presentations
    Highlighted Presentations
    1. Casey Lawrence, Stephanie Eick, Ariella Perry Dale, and Michael Welton (2017 – forthcoming). Zika and Blood Transfusions. Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
    2. AUTHORS LIST PENDING (2017 – forthcoming). PRESENTATION TITLE PENDING.  Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.