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Predicting Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission in a Rapidly Changing World

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    3 PM ET
  • Online on Zoom
Portrait of Courtney Murdock
Photo courtesy of Courtney Murdock

From climate change to land use, anthropogenic alterations to the environment are occurring at unprecedented rates and on an unthinkable scale. These developments alter the built landscape and our access to life-sustaining resources.

But they also disrupt the ecological relationships that bind together humans, mosquitoes, and parasites. Upsetting these relationships results in changes to the distribution of host organisms, rates of contact, the spread of infectious diseases, and the seasonality of transmission risk.

Disease ecologist Courtney Murdock will focus on understanding the climate variables that influence mosquito-borne disease transmission. Deploying advanced models of climate-based disease spread, Murdock’s research seeks to predict transmission patterns in order to respond to the epidemiological effects of the climate crisis.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute gratefully acknowledges the Ethel and David Jackson Fund for the Future Climate, which is supporting this event.

Free and open to the public. Registration is required and opens soon.


Courtney Murdock, associate professor of entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University


Immaculata De Vivo, codirector of the science program, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Free and open to the public.

To view this event online, individuals will need to register via Zoom.

For instructions on how to join online, see the How to Attend a Radcliffe Event on Zoom webpage.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a link and password for this meeting.

Live closed captioning will be available for the webinar.

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