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Emily Javan

PhD Student

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Emily Javan is a PhD student in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior at UT Austin and part of the UT Austin COVID-19 Modeling Consortium advised by Dr. Lauren Ancel Meyers. She is currently rotating in Dr. Vagheesh Narasimhan’s lab to identify recessive variants in the human genome associated with disease using exome sequencing and electronic health record data, but broadly interested in how diseases spread and manifest from genetic and environmental factors. She received her BS in Applied Mathematics from UC Davis with a minor in Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity and her MS in Population and Conservation Biology from Texas State University. Emily is also interested in the spread of monkeypox and Ebola virus disease in the DRC and the role of terrorist attacks on healthcare on in limiting response efforts.

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Research/Topics of Interest

Apply models to public health
Compartmental models
Forecasting
Machine learning models
Mobility
Network models
Public health application of models
Public health policy/interventions
Science communication
Social determinants of health
Social networks/contact patterns
Spatial transmission patterns
Surveillance/case detection
Vaccines

Pathogens/Diseases of Main Interest/Expertise

COVID-19
Ebola
Pandemic influenza
Respiratory diseases
Season influenza
Vaccine-preventable diseases
Monkeypox

Countries of Work/Collaboration

United States

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