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The Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika
January 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 a.m. – noon in the NIH Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Balcony B Auditorium
Theresa MacPhail, PhD — Assistant Professor Science and Technology Studies, Stevens Institute of Technology
Author of The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic (Cornell University Press, 2014), Dr. MacPhail will address the culture of public health, the production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners. Her lecture is the keynote address of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, which brings together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. The event is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, and is a collaborative outcome of the NLM’s ongoing partnership with the NEH.