Prof. Ben Cowling University of Hong Kong1 Talk
Ben Cowling is a Professor and head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Public Health at the University of Hong Kong, and co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control. He conducts research into the epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory... read moreviruses, with a focus on transmission dynamics and the effectiveness of control measures including vaccination. Since early 2020 he has conducted research on the epidemiology and control of COVID-19 including a series of highly cited publications in NEJM, Science and Nature Medicine. He has authored more than 450 peer-reviewed journal publications to date. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, and an Associate Editor of the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. His work is supported by a number of major grants from funding bodies in Hong Kong and the United States.