The Next Big Pandemic
Often when a global pandemic strikes and the hysteria ensues, there appears to be a flurry and an almost impossibly rapid response of public health advice, epidemiological tracking and morbidity/mortality prediction. Global pandemic expert, Isaac, draws back the curtain on work that goes into predicting the next big pandemic to “go viral”.
Dr. Isaac Bogoch is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Medicine, and is an Infectious Diseases consultant and General Internist at the Toronto General Hospital with a focus on tropical diseases, HIV, and general infectious diseases. He completed medical school and Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Toronto, and then specialized in Infectious Diseases at Harvard University. He holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and has completed fellowships in both Tropical Infectious Diseases and HIV care. Dr. Bogoch divides his clinical and research time between Toronto and several countries in Africa and Asia. He collaborates with a team that models the spread of emerging infectious diseases, and studies innovative and simple diagnostic solutions to improve the quality of medical care in low-resource settings.