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Caroline Buckee  

Assistant Professor at Harvard School of Public Health, Malaria Research

Dr. Caroline Buckee joined Harvard School of Public Health in the summer of 2010 as an Assistant Professor. Caroline was a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford, and an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Buckee's work focuses on the population dynamics of genetically diverse pathogen species including the malaria parasite and the meningococcus. She uses a range of modeling techniques to understand the relationship between the evolution of these species and the epidemiological patterns of infection and disease among human populations.

Buckee, an epidemiologist, has found a way to track the spread of malaria in Kenya by studying cell phone data. Her research, published in the journal science, has the potential to help public health officials around the globe control outbreaks – not just of malaria but of other deadly diseases as well.



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... in collaboration with smart researchers from different fields, as well as reading a lot," says epidemiologist Caroline Buckee, one of CNN's 10 Thinkers for 2013.

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CNN 10: Thinkers. Caroline Buckee. Regina Dugan. Tony Fadell. Mary Lou Jepsen. Sugata Mitra. Elon Musk. Andrew Ng. Jennifer Pahlka. Bre Pettis.

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