The goal of this conversation is to provide a forum for individuals and groups working on modeling the pandemic to have a conversation about the questions they are working on, the challenges that they are encountering and overcoming, the issues that they are seeing in other work as people scramble to move work out quickly, and the important unknowns that remain. The hope for these conversations is two-fold:
* To provide an opportunity to crowd-source insight, as the amount of new work coming out every day is daunting for any one research lab to keep up with
* To provide motivation and guidance to the many undergraduate and graduate researchers who may be attracted to the study of SARS-CoV-2.
* Clay Cressler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Chair, ESA Disease Ecology Section
* Ana Bento, Indiana University; Vice Chair, ESA Disease Ecology Section