Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Dina Mistry is a Post Doctoral Research Scientist in the Epidemiology team at IDM. Dina has a Ph.D. in Physics and M.Sc. in Physics from Northeastern University. Dina also holds an Hon. B.Sc. in Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her doctoral research aimed at characterizing and modeling the social contact networks and mobility networks involved in the spread of airborne infectious diseases. Her research at IDM builds on this expertise by focusing on modeling human response to disease awareness and the impact this has on disease spreading using interdisciplinary approaches from Physics, Network Science, and Cognitive Psychology. Her interests include using digital signals of health information and communication (such as Google, Twitter, Reddit) to model disease awareness and response, as well as developing more general methods of network comparison and measurement.