Reducing Disease Burden With Mathematics | Joaquin Prada | TEDxSurreyUniversity



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Since COVID-19 has brought models to the forefront of the general public, Joaquin's talk covers the basics of how these models are informed, were they come from and how useful (or not) they are. While you might have heard recently about mathematical models used to inform the COVID19 response, there is a long history to these models. But how do they work? Joaquin Prada has been developing mathematical models to inform public health policy for 12 years. He teaches epidemiology at the University of Surrey and leads a research group creating mathematical tools to tackle neglected tropical diseases, particularly those where animals play a key role in transmission. In this through provoking talk, he aims to briefly explain how models work and bring light to these neglected diseases, which affect vulnerable communities worldwide. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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