"The Princeton University MenB Outbreak: Impact of Vaccination on Students' Immune Response"

Apr 7, 2015, 12:15 pm1:15 pm
Bowl 2, Robertson Hall (lower level)
Students, Faculty & Fellows only
Event Description

Lunch Seminar

Nicole Basta, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Nicole E. Basta is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and she was previously an Associate Research Scholar in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. As an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Dr. Basta’s research focuses on assessing the impact of vaccines and vaccination programs in the US and abroad, identifying causes and consequences of heterogeneity in immune response to vaccines, and investigating factors driving the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of vaccine-preventable diseases. Dr. Basta specializes in designing, implementing, and analyzing large-scale, prospective epidemiological studies, conducting statistical analyses of new and existing data, and developing statistical models to generate novel hypotheses. Following the Princeton MenB outbreak, Dr. Basta led several studies to investigate the impact of the newly developed MenB vaccine Bexsero among students. Dr. Basta is a recipient of the NIH Director’s Early Independence Award and has been awarded funding from Princeton’s Health Grand Challenge and the Center for Health and Wellbeing’s Program on US Health Policy.

Lunch will be served.

RSVP required. Non-WWS students: to RSVP, email chw@princeton.edu by April 1st. WWS students will receive a separate invitation on the week prior to the event.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School's Center for Health and Wellbeing.