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Longini, Ira

RC_20140825_UF_Biostats_Faculty_0061Professor & Co-director, Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) Emerging Pathogens Institute at UF

Office:  452 Dauer Hall
Phone:  352-294-1938
Fax:  352-294-1930
Email:  ilongini@ufl.edu
Website:  csquid.org/people/ira-m-longini-jr-phd/

Department of Biostatistics
College of Public Health & Health Professions College of Medicine
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Rd
P.O. Box 117450
Gainesville, FL 32611

Education:

  • PhD, Biometry/Biomathematics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 1977
  • MS, Statistics/Operations Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1973
  • BS, Engineering/Operations Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 1971

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Biography

Ira Longini is currently a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, College of Public Health and Health Professions, with joint affiliation in the Department of Statistics, Center for Quantitative Infectious Diseases, and the Emerging Pathogens Institute, at the University of Florida, and the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. His primary research topics are statistical methods and mathematical methods for assessing transmissibility and intervention effectiveness for infectious diseases.

Expertise

  • Stochastic modeling of biological processes, especially infectious diseases.
  • Design and analysis of infectious disease transmission and interventions studies.

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.