Eric LofgrenEric Lofgren, an epidemiologist specializing in computational and mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, joined the Allen School faculty in December 2015. Lofgren’s work focuses on developing disease transmission mathematical models to better understand how diseases spread and then evaluate possible interventions. His data visualizations help communicate potential epidemic scenarios to decision-makers. Lofgren’s modeling expertise offers many collaborative opportunities with Allen School faculty members and others at WSU, including proposed research on the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance. He earned a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health in 2013.

Thumbi MwangiThumbi Mwangi, clinical assistant professor, was selected as an Aspen New Voices Fellow for 2016. The Aspen Institute based in Washington, DC offers experts from the developing world a year-long program to learn how to craft their messages and receive media training from experienced communication mentors and trainers.