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Imperfect immunity: estimation and epidemiological implications

Lecture | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building


Joseph A. Lewnard, PhD

Public Health, School of


The persisting burden of vaccine-preventable infections underscores challenges associated with the imperfect immune response elicited by many vaccines. I introduce statistical problems undermining causal inference of imperfect vaccine efficacy and effectiveness, motivating the use of models to account for the natural history of infectious agents. I next describe ongoing work applying such models toward questions around the re-emergence of mumps in vaccinated populations, the strength of immune protection against diarrheal pathogens, and the vanishing burden of otitis media (middle ear infection) among children.


egardner@berkeley.edu