Dr. Caroline Buckee joined Harvard School of Public Health in the summer of 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017, and to Professor in 2022. Her work focuses on infectious diseases, particularly malaria, and the health of vulnerable populations. Her group uses mathematical models and data science to support infectious disease control programs, and has pioneered the use of mobile phone data for modeling mobility and migration in relation to epidemic spread and displacement following natural disasters. Dr. Buckee was the Associate Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics from 2013-2023. She is co-founder and co-director of Crisis Ready (crisisready.io), a platform that supports agencies responding to disasters. Her current focus is on the impact of gold mining on malaria transmission and on developing climate adaptation strategies at the community level in South Asia.
The Salata Institute
The Salata Institute supports interdisciplinary research that leads to real-world action, including high-risk/high-reward projects by researchers already working in the climate area and new endeavors that make it easier for Harvard scholars, who have not worked on climate problems, to do so. Faculty interested in the Climate Research Clusters program should note an upcoming deadline for concepts on April 1, 2024.