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COVID-19 Health Update: Trends, Treatment and Vaccines
Emily Toth Martin, PhD, MPH; Lona Mody, MD
UM Epidemiologist Emily Toth Martin and UM Infectious Disease Physician Lona Mody will explore the latest updates in Covid-19 on campus, in Ann Arbor and across the state; treatment successes and challenges; and vaccine outlook.

Dr. Emily Toth Martin, PhD, MPH,
is on the faculty of Epidemiology at the UM School of Public Health. Her research focuses on building a greater understanding of the epidemiology of viral respiratory diseases (including RSV, bocavirus and influenza) through the use of molecular epidemiology. In particular, her work aims to identify strategies to reduce infections, particularly in individuals with chronic comorbidities and in hospital infectious environments (including MRSA/VRE coinfection).

Lona Mody, MD, is one of very few internists in this country with an expertise in aging populations, epidemiology, an active research laboratory in microbiology and a translational research agenda focused on vulnerable aging population. Her NIH and AHRQ funded work has created a thriving consortium of post-acute and long-term care facilities in SE Michigan interested in developing interventions to enhance infection prevention in a traditionally resource poor setting.