Meet the Instructor
Laura Skrip is a postdoctoral research scientist with the Institute for Disease Modeling, where she implements behavior-epidemiologic transmission models with a focus on emerging infectious diseases in humanitarian settings. Her projects have involved not only mathematical modeling and statistical analysis but also field work to understand the context of the research and contribute to evidence-driven policies. As part of her Ph.D., Laura worked with local response leadership during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa to develop and pilot new tools for data collection and dissemination in Montserrado County, Liberia. She subsequently moved to Liberia to serve in a technical assistance and capacity-building role with the newly established National Public Health Institute of Liberia.