In the Media: Christina Edholm Discusses Epidemiology and Mathematical Modeling in Nautilus Magazine

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Christina Edholm discussed epidemiology, mathematical modeling, and the need for caution when developing models in Nautilus magazine. Edholm’s research involves working with SEAIR mathematical models, or models that analyze how epidemics change by compartmentalizing populations into Susceptible, Exposed, Asymptomatic, Infected, and Recovered categories. “Any model you build is only going to be good for answering the questions you asked,” she told Nautilus. “It’s not going to answer other questions, which involve making different assumptions.”