Featured Faculty: Ira M. Longini, Jr.

Published: December 3rd, 2012

Category: Department, Faculty

FACULTY_LonginiIraElected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Today.

Ira M. Longini, Jr., is a professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida and is Co-director of the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) at the Emerging Pathogens Institute. Dr. Longini has worked on the analysis of epidemics of influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, cholera, dengue fever, malaria, rhinovirus, rotavirus, measles and other infectious agents.

Dr. Longini also collaborates with the DHHS, WHO, the CDC and other public health interests on mathematical and statistical models for the control of a possible bioterrorist attack with an infectious agent such as smallpox, and other natural infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza or another SARS-like infectious agent.

Dr. Longini is author or coauthor of over 145 scientific papers and he has won a number of awards for excellence in research, including the Howard M. Temin Award in Epidemiology for “Scientific Excellence in the Fight against HIV/AIDS.”  He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.