News Item – A Year of COVID-19: An Interview with Dr. Aleman

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, and our lives changed dramatically as we moved to remote work and online classes. Governments declared lockdowns and mandated masks, and the virus continued to spread despite our best efforts. One year later, the pandemic is as large as ever and we continue in protective isolation, though the rollout of new vaccines promises a slow return to safety and normalcy. To mark this date, the Trinity Times presents interviews with University of Toronto’s experts on COVID-19. Dr. Dionne Aleman is an Associate Professor in U of T’s Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, holds an appointment in U of T’s Institute for Pandemics, and leads the Medical Operations and Research Lab. Her work is currently focused on creating computer models of disease spread for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Our interview with her has been edited for clarity and length.

Full article at: Trinity Times