Perspectives from a Pandemic: Demographic Insights and Battling the “Infodemic" | Prof Jenn Dowd

​​Speaker: Professor Jenn Dowd

Location: Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, 42-43 Park End Street OX1 1JD

OrganiserHeather Hamill, Department of Sociology

Attendance Arrangments (NOTE: Online / in-person and lunch arrangements are TBC​​​): Free Event. Open to all members of the University. This week the seminar will be online for all MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with N to Z. MSc, MPhil and DPhil students with surnames starting with A to M, as well as departmental faculty and researchers can join in person. The talk will be preceded by a light lunch at 12.30 for those attending. Contact the Graduate Studies Administrator if you haven't received a Teams meeting link. 

​​Seminar Description: While epidemiology is certainly having a moment, demography has been key to understanding COVID-19 data since the early days of the pandemic. This talk will take stock of demographic insights into COVID ranging from the intersection of population age structure and mortality to estimates of excess mortality and optimal vaccination priority strategies. Dr. Dowd will also discuss the role of academics in science communication during this time and her experiences with the COVID-19 science communication effort Dear Pandemic.

Jennifer Dowd