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Natalie  Dean

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Faculty, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

Jointly Appointed, Epidemiology

I am motivated by high-impact quantitative problems in global health. My research focus is on methods to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions targeting emerging infectious diseases, especially vaccines. This includes the use of flexible and model-informed trial frameworks tailored to the outbreak setting, as well as observational study designs such as the test negative design. Prior and ongoing work is in HIV, Ebola, Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and COVID-19. I am co-director of the Emory Alliance for Vaccine Epidemiology (EAVE), and I am a Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Emory Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analytics Training Hub (CIDMATH).

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • 2024 - Communications Award, Joint Policy Board of Mathematics
  • 2022 - Leadership Academy, Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS)
  • 2020 - Provost's Excellence Award for Assistant Professors, University of Florida

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Areas of Interest

  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Trials
  • Global Health
  • Immunizations/Vaccines
  • Infectious Disease
  • Surveillance
  • Vaccines


  • BA 2009, Boston University
  • AM 2011, Harvard University
  • PhD 2014, Harvard University

Courses Taught

  • BIOS 522: Survival Analysis Methods