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Epidemiology: TED Talks & other streaming videos

TED Talks & Streaming Videos

Videos are listed by week.

Week 1: NOVA - Vaccines Calling the Shots

Week 1 Steven Johnson's Ted Talk

Johnson gives us a tour of his 2006 book, The Ghost Map, telling the story of a cholera outbreak in 1854 London, and the famous map that physician John Snow made of the disease's path.

Week 2 Hans Rosling's Ted Talk

Rosling's Trendalyzer software (recently acquired by Google) turns complex global trends into lively animations, making decades of data pop.

Week 2 Research Method Introduction

Week 2 Cohort and Case Control Studies

Week 2 Randomized Control Trials and Confounding

Week 2 Sensitivity and Specificity

Week 3 Larry Brilliant

Dr. Brilliant talks about how smallpox was finally eradicated from the planet.

Week 3 Laurie Garrett: Lessons from the 1918 Flu

In 2007, as the world worried about a possible avian flu epidemic, Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," gave this powerful talk to a small TED University audience. Her insights from past pandemics are suddenly more relevant than ever.

Week 3 Nicholas Christakis: How social networks predict epidemics

Nicholas Christakis reveals that social networks can be used to detect epidemics earlier than ever, from the spread of innovative ideas to risky behaviors to viruses (like H1N1).

Week 3 Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good

As the Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization’s Polio and Emergencies Cluster, Bruce Aylward works to ensure that polio stays under control and that the world is prepared to respond to health crises.

Week 4 How we'll fight the next deadly virus

Week 4 HIV & Flu - the Vaccine Strategy

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