Title:  Professor of Biostatistics, Co-director of the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) at the Emerging Pathogens Institute
College/Institute:  College of Public Health and Health Professions
Research interests: Analysis of infectious disease transmission and control; stochastic processes; biostatistics; epidemiology
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Hobbies and interests:  
International travel, bicycling, tennis, backpacking, kayaking and snow skiing.


Ira M. Longini, Jr., is a professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida and is Co-director of the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) at the Emerging Pathogens Institute.

He received his Ph.D. in Biometry and Biomathematics at the University of Minnesota in 1977. Dr. Longini began his career with the International Center for Medical Research and Training and the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia, where he worked on tropical infectious disease problems and taught courses in biomathematics. Following that, he was a professor biostatistics at the University of Michigan and Emory University.

Prior to joining the Emerging Pathogens Institute in 2011, Dr. Longini was a professor of biostatistics at the Center for Statistical and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID), Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Hutchinson Research Center and the Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. His research interests are in the area of stochastic processes applied to epidemiological problems. He has specialized in the mathematical and statistical theory of epidemics–a process that involves constructing and analyzing mathematical models of disease transmission, disease progression and the analysis of infectious disease data based on these models. He works extensively in the design and analysis of vaccine and infectious disease prevention trials and observational studies. Dr. Longini has worked on the analysis of epidemics of influenza, HIV, tuberculosis, cholera, dengue fever, malaria, rhinovirus, rotavirus, measles and other infectious agents.

Dr. Longini is also working with the DHHS, WHO, the CDC and other public health interests on mathematical and statistical models for the control of a possible bioterrorist attack with an infectious agent such as smallpox, and other natural infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza or another SARS-like infectious agent. Dr. Longini is author or coauthor of over 140 scientific papers and he has won a number of awards for excellence in research, including the Howard M. Temin Award in Epidemiology for “Scientific Excellence in the Fight against HIV/AIDS.”  He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.


Contact information:
Emerging Pathogens Institute
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100009
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0009
Voice: (352) 273-6711
Fax: (352) 273-6890

Email: ilongini@ufl.edu