Professor Ed Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Operations Research, Professor of Public Health & Professor of Engineering and an expert on the spread and control of infectious disease.
Professor Kaplan will discuss his perspective on challenges and interventions to control a public health crisis. Examples include crowd-capping, hospital surge planning, timing decisions (when to stop and when to re-start), and scenario analyses to assess the impacts of alternative interventions, among other problems.
He will draw from his recent work and experiences serving as a modeling expert on a range of projects supporting the university, Yale New Haven Hospital, and the state.