Prof. Dr. Johanna Hanefeld on pandemic prevention and understanding the risk of zoonotic outbreaks

GLOHRA Academy Series

Guest Speaker: Prof. Dr. Johanna Hanefeld (view profile in Research Directory)
Topic: Preventing Pandemics: A social-ecological network approach to understanding zoonotic outbreak risk (SENZOR)

The Series directs special attention towards the added value of interdisciplinary and international cooperation in global health research. Every first Tuesday of the month, speakers share insights into their research projects while focusing on research processes, methods as well as lessons learned. Following the 30-minute speaker’s presentation, the Series encourages an academic exchange between the speaker and the audience in a 30-minute Q&A session.

In this edition of the GLOHRA Academy Series, Prof. Johanna Hanefeld presented SENZOR, a joint research project of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Robert Koch Institut, and the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) at Redeemer’s University in Nigeria. Using a socio-ecological system modeling approach, the research project aims to better understand local dynamics at the human-wildlife interface in The Gambia and Nigeria and predict the risk of zoonotic outbreaks in the future. 

Prof. Johanna Hanefeld is acting vice president of the Robert Koch Institute and professor of Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as well as head of its Berlin office.

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