Past AMSA President Daphne Watkins will speak Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Radcliffe Institute Science Symposium. The symposium’s topic is “Contagion: Exploring Modern Epidemics.”
Epidemiologists, journalists, physicians, public officials, scientists, and sociologists will discuss their cutting-edge research, prediction mechanisms, and possible solutions to the range of epidemics that face our world today—from Ebola and SARS to the more recently recognized social epidemics of the opioid crisis and gun violence.
Dr. Watkin’s panel will discuss the “Social Roots” of epidemics using big data and social networks to predict and stem the rise of global emergent diseases. The symposium is hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. The event is free and being live-streamed. For more details and to join the symposium online.
She is the Director of the University of Michigan’s Joint PhD Program in Social Work and Social Science. Her research focus is on gender disparities and mental health over the adult life course using mixed methods research approaches.