Maimuna (Maia) Majumder is an Engineering Systems PhD student at MIT and computational epidemiology research fellow at HealthMap. Before coming to MIT, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Science and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Tufts University. Her research interests involve probabilistic modeling, Bayesian statistics, and “shoe-leather” epidemiology in the context of emerging infectious diseases. She also enjoys exploring novel techniques for data procurement, writing about data for the general public, and creating meaningful data visualizations. When taking a break from work, Maia moonlights as a jazz vocalist, budding chef, and primal wellness enthusiast who loves Bikram yoga, Zumba, & lifting heavy objects with her awesome husband, Imran Malek.
Thesis Research: Coupled system dynamics model development of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia; special emphasis on (1) interactions between nosocomial and zoonotic transmission cycles, (2) impact of unique migratory flows on population prevalence and risk of exportation
Diseases of Interest: MERS, Ebola, cholera, polio, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, influenza
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