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Jane Heffernan

Dr. Jane Heffernan is a York University Research Chair in the Department of
Mathematics & Statistics. Dr. Heffernan leads the Modelling Infection and Immunity lab (MI2), and is the Director of the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM). The MI2 lab develops multi-scale quantitative methods for evidence-based health policy, from within a host (immunology) to a population of hosts (epidemiology), including decision-making processes at government and individual levels. The MI2 lab is funded by NSERC, CIHR, MITACS, PHAC, and the Government of Ontario. Dr. Heffernan is involved in international immunization and public health research networks, and serves on the international Society for Mathematical Biology board of directors. She has organized workshops, summer schools and mentoring programs, and has developed an undergraduate program in Mathematical Biology. Awards include the Governor Generals Gold Medal, NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Warwick, UK), NSERC University Faculty Award, MRI Ontario Early Researcher Award, and the Petro-Canada Young Innovators Award.


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