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Elena Naumova

Professor and Chair
Division of Nutrition Data Sciences
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Elena Naumova

Elena Naumova

Professor and Chair
Division of Nutrition Data Sciences
Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy

Biography: 

Elena N. Naumova is a Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Nutrition Data Science Division at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is the founder of the Tufts Initiative for the Forecasting and Modeling of Infectious Diseases. She collaborates with experts in epidemiology, immunology, environmental, and computer sciences to model the spread of infections and health responses to climate change on the local, regional, and national levels. As a Tisch Faculty Fellow, Naumova will explore how data science connects with civic engagement. In the first half of the project, she will examine the issues of equity and inclusiveness in disaster risk reduction strategies with respect to data access, sharing, and communication. In the second half of the project, she will work with faculty and students to frame discussions on a broad spectrum of questions related to ethical dimensions of data sharing, access and communication, and on producing “actionable knowledge.”