Michael Levy (Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania), Billy Smith (Montana State University)
New York Academy of Medicine, Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
New York, NY 10029
Join American historian Billy Smith and epidemiologist Michael Levy for a conversation that uses both science and history to understand the intersection of urban development and the spread of contagions.
Billy G. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Letters and Science in the History Department of Montana State University, where he has won every major teaching and research award offered. He is the author or editor of eight books and dozens of articles. He lives in Bozeman, MT.
Michael Levy is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics and a Fellow at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He works at the interface of epidemiology, ecology and statistics to understand and control vector-borne and other infectious diseases. For the past 13 years he has focused his research on the control of urban Chagas disease transmission in Peru.