The Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) is designed to introduce infectious disease researchers to modern methods of statistical analysis and mathematical modeling. Since its founding in 2009 by Dr. Betz Halloran of University of Washington, SISMID has trained thousands of researchers from academia, government, and industry in cutting edge analytic methods. SISMID’s new home is at Emory University, and housed within the Rollins School of Public Health, in Atlanta, under the direction of Dr. Natalie Dean and Dr. Ben Lopman.

  • Format: SISMID 2024 will be held in person at Emory University from July 15-31, 2024.

  • Module length: Each module (short course) runs for two and a half days.

  • Module options: Attend up to five modules from 16 cutting edge offerings

  • Funding available: Scholarship applications  have been closed and all funds have been dispersed.


  Early bird
(March 4, 2024 – May 31, 2024)
Student/Postdoc $595 $695
Academic/Govt $695 $795
Industry/non-govt/non-academic $795 $895


  • Scholarships: Applications are no longer being accepted.

  • Registration: Opens March 4, 2024

  • Early Bird Registration: Ends May 31, 2024


Scholarship Information

Scholarship awards are available for SISMID. A major goal of SISMID is to prepare scholars from all backgrounds for modern research in infectious diseases. SISMID encourages applications from those from groups historically underrepresented in STEM such as racial and ethnic minority groups, low-income, first-generation college students, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ groups. Awards will be granted until funding is exhausted. SISMID courses will be held in-person at the Emory University campus.

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SISMID is partially supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25 AI147391 and the CDC Outbreak Analytic and Disease Modeling Network grant to Emory University.