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Director and Founding Members

Elena N. Naumova, PhD, Director
Phone: 617-627-2273

Elena Naumova is the Director of Tufts University Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Disease (InForMID) and Professor at Tufts University School of Engineering. She is a biostatistician interested in the development of analytical tools for time series and longitudinal data analysis applied to disease surveillance, exposure assessment, and studies of growth. Her research activities span a broad range of topics in infectious disease, environmental epidemiology, molecular biology and immunogenetics, nutrition and growth.

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Nina H. Fefferman, PhD, Co-Director
Phone: 781-710-5025

Nina Fefferman is the Co-Director of Tufts University Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Disease (InForMID), Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, and Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS). She is a mathematical modeler interested in the application of mathematical models to investigating the interface among ecology, animal behavior and epidemiology. Her research activities span a broad range of research programs in infectious disease epidemiology, biodefense and societal organization, animal behavior, conservation ecology, social network theory, evolutionary sociobiology and complex systems.
Ian MacNeill, Founding Member
Phone: 509-471-7687

Dr. MacNeill is an honorary member of the Statistical Society of Canada. He is a fellow of ASA and Institute of Mathematics and its Applications and a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality Control. His research work focuses on time series, econometrics and the change-point problem, with extensive applications ranging from problems in environmental science to the forecasting of health care needs. In 1995, he was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Medal of the American Statistical Association on Statistics and the Environment.  The Department of Public Health and Family Medicine at Tufts University honors Dr. MacNeill's contribution to the field by giving an annual award to students demonstrating outstanding quantitative skills.