Providing the latest: Petersen discusses infectious disease issues during the pandemic

Published on April 7, 2021

Portrait of Christine Petersen Like many members of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Global Public Health community at the University of Iowa, Dr. Christine Petersen, professor of epidemiology and Director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases has worked tirelessly this past year to help educate the public about the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s taken many opportunities to speak with a variety of outlets about issues related to the pandemic and its effects on vaccine development, the flu season, and the future of infectious diseases. Below are links to a few of these broadcasts:

  • She sat down with Kerri Miller of Minnesota Public Radio News to discuss how the experience of vaccine development will shape vaccine science beyond the pandemic, and how the pandemic is influencing scientific study of infectious diseases.
  • Dr. Petersen was a guest on River to River on Iowa Public Radio and discussed with host Ben Kieffer what the flu season could look like in the midst of a pandemic.
  • As part of the University Lecture Committeeseries this academic year, Dr. Petersen held a conversation with David Quammen about his 2012 book “Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.”