Public Health Professor Gerardo Chowell, a faculty member of the university’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), the predecessor to the Next Generation Program, has been quoted in local media regarding novel coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic and is creating updated coronavirus incidence forecasts.
The site at https://publichealth.gsu.edu/coronavirus/ features 10-day forecasts of the weekly incidence trend of COVID-19 globally. New forecasts are published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday by 9 p.m. ET.
Chowell was interviewed by various media outlets about the pandemic, and article links are located at the bottom of the coronavirus incidence forecast page at https://publichealth.gsu.edu/coronavirus/.
He is a professor of mathematical epidemiology and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Georgia State University School of Public Health.
He also holds an external affiliation as a Senior Research Fellow at the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies at the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health.
Before joining Georgia State University’s School of Public Health, Chowell was an associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. Chowell came to Georgia State under 2CI’s fourth round.
The Second Century Initiative was launched in 2009 as Georgia State University anticipated its centennial year in 2013. Departments at the university were challenged to propose bold, innovative and interdisciplinary areas of focus to bring top faculty to Georgia State. Selected hiring rounds were announced annually from 2010 through 2014, and 2CI’s successes were continued by the follow-up Next Generation Program that continued interdisciplinary cluster hiring.
Read more about Chowell here: https://publichealth.gsu.edu/profile/gerardo-chowell/
— Jeremy Craig, Communications Manager, Office of the Provost