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Schraut Memorial Lecture

The 21st Annual Kenneth C. Schraut Memorial Lecture:  One Health: Connecting Humans, Animals and the Environment

Dr. Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee 

Nov. 6, 2021

Abstract: 'One Health' is a multidisciplinary approach to improving the health of people, animals and the environment. Environmental, wildlife, domestic animal and human health fall under the One Health concept. Mathematical models of infectious diseases involving animals, environmental features and humans will be presented. These models can suggest management policies and predict disease spread. Examples including La Crosse virus and Zika virus will be discussed.

About Dr. Lenhart: Suzanne Lenhart is a Chancellor's professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of Tennessee. She was a part-time research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1987-2009. Her research involves partial differential equations, ordinary differential equations and optimal control of biological and physical models. She was the President of the Association for Women in Mathematics in 2001-03. She received fellow awards from SIAM, AMS, AWM and AAAS. She was the Associate Director for Education and Outreach of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis for the last 12 years. Lenhart has been the director of Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer programs at UT for 27 years.

The 21st Annual Schraut Memorial Lecture Is being held in conjunction with Undergraduate Math Day. More about Undergraduate Math Day >

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