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Justin Lessler, PhD

Dr. Justin Lessler

Justin Lessler, PhD

Department of Epidemiology

Justin Lessler is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology researching the dynamics and control of infectious disease, with particular interest in SARS-CoV-2, influenza, cholera and dengue. Justin works on the development and application of statistics, dynamic models and novel study designs to better understand and control infectious disease. In particular, he is interested in creating synergies between infection control practice, data collection and infectious disease dynamics.


PhD, Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008

MHS, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008

MS, Computer Science, Stanford University, 2003

BS, Mathematical Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

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