Dennis Chao holds a PhD from the University of New Mexico and a BSE from Princeton University. Prior to IDM, Dennis was a Staff Scientist in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He developed models of infectious disease transmission for influenza, cholera, and dengue in order to better understand the epidemiology of these pathogens and to predict the effectiveness of potential intervention strategies. His prior projects included research on threats from bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases as well as modeling the effects of mass cholera vaccinations in Haiti and Africa.
Dennis joins IDM’s Epidemiology team as a research scientist to continue his work with enteric diseases and modeling.