Dr. Shi Chen gives a talk on characterizing public opinions towards COVID-19 for infoveillance

Friday, July 29, 2022

MIDAS Webinar Series: Dr. Shi Chen gives a talk on characterizing public opinions towards COVID-19 for infoveillance

Dr. Shi Chen, Associate Professor at UNC Charlotte's Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Shi Chen is an associate professor at UNC Charlotte's Department of Public Health Sciences. His research interests include how individual, spatial, and temporal heterogeneity determine environmentally-transmitted and directly-transmitted pathogen transmission dynamics. However, these are not Dr. Shi Chen''s only lines of research. He also explores how the interaction among these sources of heterogeneity influences pathogen transmission. In addition, he is interested in multiple transmission pathways (e.g., airborne, waterborne, direct contact-based). Finally, Dr. Shi Chen studies how environmental factors influence insect life history, population dynamics, and vector-borne disease dynamics.

Today, July 29, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm Eastern Time, Dr. Shi Chen will explore some of his recent research in a talk at the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Studies (MIDAS) Webinar Series. The talk will be entitled "Characterizing Public Opinions Towards COVID-19 for Infoveillance." During this talk, he will highlight the importance of effective infosurveillance from extensive social media data for public health decision-makers during emergencies.

All those who are interested in epidemiology, infosurveillance, and public health are welcome to REGISTER HERE.