Friday, October 23
Stéphane Helleringer (Social Research and Public Policy, NYU Abu Dhabi)
Title: Preventing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Malawi: Initial Results from a Panel Study
12-1:15pm, via Zoom - Use this link to access Event
Stéphane Helleringer (NYU, Abu Dhabi) is a demographer with interests in a) the development of new methods to measure demographic trends in countries with limited data, and b) measuring the impact of epidemics on population health and mortality. He has conducted several trials of innovative approaches to collecting demographic data (e.g., computer vision). He has also worked extensively on the impact of HIV/AIDS, Polio, and Ebola in several African countries. Helleringer is currently the principal investigator of a multi-country study on adolescent and adult mortality in Malawi, Uganda, Guinea-Bissau, and Bangladesh, funded by the US National Institutes of Health. He recently initiated a panel study of behaviors and mortality during the COVID–19 pandemic in Malawi.