Diseases of Interest: MERS, Ebola, cholera, polio, chikungunya, malaria, dengue, influenza
Maimuna (Maia) Majumder is an Engineering Systems PhD student at MIT. 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. In her research thus far, Maia has examined the role of environmental and infrastructural drivers on cholera in Bangladesh, as well as the spatiotemporal parameters of infectious disease propagation. She is CEO and co-founder of the Village Zero Project – a humanitarian research organization that aims to predict and track future cholera outbreaks in Bangladesh using innovative tools such as machine-learning on retrospective data-sets and in the future, mobile health technologies for real-time data collection. Her professional interests involve probabilistic modeling, Bayesian statistics, and “shoe-leather” epidemiology in the context of infectious disease management. 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
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