Gerardo Chowell works as an Associate Professor at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, with affiliations in the Mathematical and Computational Modeling Sciences Center, the Center for Global Health, and the Center for Population Dynamics. He also holds an external affiliation as an Associate Researcher at the Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies at the Fogarty International Center, NIH. Chowell received a Ph.D. degree in biometry from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, in 2005 and an engineering degree from Universidad de Colima, Colima, Mexico, in 2001. He was awarded the National Prize for Youth by the Government of Mexico in 2002 and was selected by the financial magazine Poder y Negocios as one of 100 professors who were born in Mexico and are now teaching and making waves in the United States. Chowell's work lies at the interface of epidemiology, mathematics, modeling, and statistics. For the last few years, his emphasis has been on the connection of mathematical and computational models to real epidemic scenarios such as the 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic to make inferences on transmission dynamics and the effects of public health intervention strategies.
Biography Updated on 2 June 2013