When pathogens meet people: controlling infectious disease epidemics
Dame Anne Johnson
Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, BS8 1QE, Bristol
The second Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture will be given by Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Chair of the Population Health Domain and Vice Dean for external affairs in the Faculty of Population Health at University College London.
Dame Anne Johnson will talk about her research into HIV and sexually transmitted infections, in particular the successes and a failure of population interventions to control these diseases. She will also discuss future innovations in controlling emerging infections, drawing on recent novel research with flu and Ebola.
This Public Lecture is named after Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the USA and to be placed on the UK's medical register. Elizabeth was born in Bristol in 1821 and returned to the UK in 1859 to lecture at a social sciences congress held on the site now occupied by the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building. Elizabeth Blackwell worked tirelessly throughout her life to improve public health.
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