Biostatistics and SARS-CoV-2: research, policymaking, and communication
September 21, 2021
Learn on the central role of Biostatistics in the COVID-19 Pandemia, and the multidisciplinary nature of pandemic response
LISTEN TO THE RECORDED WEBINAR
During the webinar, the participant:
- were exposed in an intuitive and non-technical way to statistical and epidemiological tools and technique useful in monitoring and managing the COVID-19 pandemic;
- Got insight into the multidisciplinary nature of pandemic response;
- Got insight in the interplay between scientists, policy makers, media, and the public opinion;
- Became familiar with important lessons learned for the future, starting from the current pandemic, and occasionally from past pandemics, such as the Spanish Flu.
Prof. Geert Molenberghs: I-BioStat, Universiteit Hasselt & KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Geert Molenberghs is Professor of Biostatistics at the Universiteit Hasselt and KU Leuven in Belgium. Dr. Molenberghs published methodological work on surrogate markers in clinical trials, categorical data, longitudinal data analysis, and on the analysis of non-response in clinical and epidemiological studies. He is founding director of the Center for Statistics at Hasselt University and currently the director of the Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics statistical Bioinformatics, I-BioStat, a joint initiative of the Hasselt and Leuven universities. He is member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine. Molenberghs published over 820 publications and contributed to over 200 research projects and service contracts. Molenberghs currently advises the Belgian government based on statistical analysis of the impact of COVID-19 control measures, occurrence of COVID-19 in different statistical and professional sectors and on COVID-19 related excess mortality.