Seminar: Tools, Toys and Turmoil - Modeling HIV Epidemics


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Research Program Brown Bag Seminar

When: Oct 20 2009 (All day)
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012
Tools, Toys and Turmoil - Modeling
HIV Epidemics

Tim Brown
Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
12 Noon-1:00 PM
John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012, 3rd floor

In late 2007, global HIV estimates became the center of a major controversy with critics accusing UNAIDS of "crying wolf" and "allowing politics to trump science" in hyping the epidemic. Is there a conspiracy to overestimate HIV numbers? How are these numbers arrived at? What tools are used to make estimates and projections at the global level? And how did UNAIDS get it so "wrong"... or did they? These and other questions will be answered.

Tim Brown is a Senior Fellow in Population and Health Studies at the East-West Center. He is currently working with UNAIDS, FHI, Futures Institute  and numerous Asian regional partners to develop estimation and projection tools and methodologies for global and Asia-specific application, implement more comprehensive integrated policy analysis of Asian HIV epidemics and responses, and support the development of second generation surveillance systems in Asia and the Pacific. His research interests include public policy to improve HIV/AIDS prevention, mitigation and treatment, HIV and children, infectious disease epidemiology, HIV related behaviors, and modeling and projection of HIV and its impacts. His EWC research team and collaborators have developed both the Asian Epidemic Model and the UNAIDS Estimation and Projection Package.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Laura Moriyama
Phone: 808-944-7444
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