The importance of integrating the social sciences within a more traditional Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) framework has become a common feature of infectious disease policy and practice debates, regardless of disease system. However, to date, this transdisciplinary approach and integration remains challenging, fragmented, and under-funded, with limited reach and small initial investments.
In this workshop, we bring together researchers from various fields with a variety of knowledge, perspectives, and theoretical underpinnings. With a view to help design new transdisciplinary paths and collaborations. This will hopefully foster a more holistic infrastructure and allow to tackle funding gaps that hinder the full integration of the social sciences into EEID and present a strategic framework for addressing them. Further we hope to create novel links between researchers in different continents and lead to new projects, but most importantly to push the field into exciting directions, ask new questions, generate new theory, and design novel empirical methodologies.
THIS WORKSHOP IS JOINTLY SPONSORED BY NSF- EEID + UKRI-BBSRC
NSF- EEID, USA