Professor Jodie McVernon – Acknowledging Uncertainty: Modelling to support COVID-19 response

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Tuesday, 24 November 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Professor Jodie McVernon  

Professor Jodie McVernon
Professor and Director of Doherty Epidemiology, Doherty Institute

Jodie McVernon is a public health physician and epidemiologist. She has extensive expertise in clinical vaccine trials, epidemiologic studies and mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, gained in Oxford, London and Melbourne. For the past 15 years, she has been building capacity in infectious diseases modelling in Australia to inform immunisation and pandemic preparedness policy. She has led nationally distributed networks of modellers informing responses to the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and the current COVID-19 pandemic.



Epidemiologic modelling brings together all available information about the drivers and determinants of infectious diseases to consider the likely future impact of infectious diseases, and interventions for their control. With the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, they have provided useful frameworks to glean critical insights from early disease data and support decision making in the face of uncertainty.