Investigating the interaction between individual activity-travel pattern and the spreading of infectious disease

Diarienummer 2014-06035
Koordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Department of Transport Science
Bidrag från Vinnova 26 607 kronor
Projektets löptid februari 2015 - mars 2015
Status Avslutat

Syfte och mål

This grant aims to provide support to Dr. Cynthia Chen´s to visit Sweden, interact with researchers and stakeholders in Stockholm and develop a good quality proposal to be further submitted for consideration to the Vinnmer Incoming Grant. The proposed research question that was discussed with researchers and stakeholders in Sweden was: ´how do individual travels determine disease dispersion pattern at the population level? The results will lay the foundation for future targeted transport and health related intervention strategies in Sweden and other countries.

Resultat och förväntade effekter

There are three success metrics and all are critical to this project: 1) a joint Vinnmer Incoming Grant proposal, which is currently on final stage preparation; 2) outreach activities with public and private stakeholders; and 3) new collaborations resulted during the course of the project.

Upplägg och genomförande

Dr. Chen visited Sweden from 9-15 February 2015. Her visit was hosted by the KTH. During her visit, she provided a public outreach seminar (10/2/2015) facilitated by the Centre of Transport Studies, attended a teaching class, met with a colleague from Stockholm University (11/2/2015), interacting with colleagues from Stockholm city, Karolinska Institute and Uppsala University (2-22/2/2015), and had various discussions on further student exchange and collaboration activities with relevant stakeholders within the School of Architecture & the Built Environment (10-13/2/2015)

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