Katriona Shea’s research focuses on modeling infectious diseases with a current emphasis on the COVID-19 pandemic. A member of Penn State’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, she works closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an international team of collaborators to forecast COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths under various intervention scenarios. She also uses models to examine how strategic testing may prevent the need for future lockdowns. She is a world expert on the practice of combining multiple models to reduce uncertainty and achieve more accurate projections.
COVID-19 testing capacity reduces costly preventative interventions
from Pharmacy Times November 2, 2021
All together now: the most trustworthy COVID-19 model is an ensemble
from MIT Technology Review May 28, 2021
CDC says coronavirus could be under control this summer in U.S. if people get vaccinated and are careful
from Washington Post May 5, 2021
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