New Model for Infectious Disease

Principal Investigator: Lydia Bourouiba

Professor Bourouiba’s research includes the development of a new model for respiratory disease transmission based on modern understanding of the underlying fluid mechanics involved. This work will have implications for how to best prevent and control the spread of infectious diseases. The IPL is assisting Professor Bourouiba to develop specific policy proposals based on this research and will work to disseminate those recommendations to the appropriate audiences. 

IPL Support:

  • Connect the PI with policymakers with whom she is not already familiar
  • Advise on the framing of her recommendations for various audiences
  • Edit policy documents resulting from this engagement
  • Develop outreach plan to disseminate policy recommendations