Our initiative involves researchers from a multitude of fields:
computer scientists, applied mathematicians, biostatisticians,
public health professionals, epidemiologists, medical researchers,
and other 'life scientists'. We are working together to build a
common language among the various disciplines and to create novel
analytical approaches and computational tools.
The Initiative offers training opportunities and hands-on experience
in research and practical applications for an audience with wide
range of professional backgrounds.
Become a Partner
To become a partner, please complete this interactive form.
If you have any question about partnership, please contact Manisha
Pandita at 617-636-0368.
Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities
Researchers who have recently obtained their degrees in some form of
quantitative or applied field of biology, medicine, sociology,
public health, mathematics or statistics are welcome to inquire
about potential positions and opportunities for collaboration. It is
especially important for these researchers to propose their own set
of questions and to bring their unique expertise to the already
established projects within the Initiative.
Occasionally student opportunities are available within the
Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Disease
where students can gain vital career experience and contribute to
our mission of improving the quality of bio-medical and public
- Graduate Students
Graduate students with strong statistical or mathematical
background can develop data analysis strategies using their
experience in and knowledge of statistical principles. They
manage and analyze large volumes of data using bio-statistical
research methodologies, and provide suggestions to other members
of the core research group on issues of statistical validity.
The student has the understanding of research design issues and
an expert understanding of the statistical techniques for
dealing with various types of data; has a working knowledge of
time series analysis.
Tufts University Graduate School
- Undergraduate Students
Undergraduates with a strong background in mathematics, biology,
computer science or public health have the opportunity to work
on independent, directed research projects and gain experience
in the public health research process as a part of larger
InForMID research initiatives. These projects may become part of
an undergraduate research thesis or class. Apply to Tufts
- High School Students
Qualified High School students are encouraged to take part in
supervised entry-level research, performing literature searches,
data entry and basic data analysis and presentation. During the
course of the program, students conduct research under the
supervision of a faculty mentor and present the results of their
projects at a poster presentation at the end of the summer.
Tufts University Undergraduate School.