David Earn


David Earn is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at McMaster University.  His primary research interests are in infectious disease dynamics, from the time of the Black Death to the present.

He was an undergraduate in mathematics at the University of Toronto, and received his PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and holder of an Isaac Newton Studentship.  As a postdoctoral fellow in Cambridge and Princeton, he shifted focus to biological problems, especially the epidemiology of infectious diseases.

He is a recipient of a CIHR New Investigator Award and an Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award.  He is a member of the executive committee of the M. G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster.

Web site: http://davidearn.mcmaster.ca