Reflecting On Importance Of Disease Modeling

Writing in the Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy” blog, research fellow Victoria Fan reflects on a TED talk by Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer at Microsoft and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures, about mosquito-zapping lasers, refrigerators for vaccines, and disease modeling. She highlights an opinion piece she wrote in response to the talk in the Huffington Post’s “TED Weekends” blog, which focused on the first two technologies, and goes on to discuss “the importance of his third technology — disease modeling” (8/21).