Edward Wenger

Director of Global Health Research

Dr. Edward Wenger directs the malaria research program at the Institute for Disease Modeling. His team develops and exercises sophisticated infectious disease models to inform rational, cost-effective intervention campaigns aimed at reducing the burden of disease and achieving eradication.

Before joining the disease-modeling program in 2011, Dr. Wenger managed the development, validation, and release of reconstruction and simulation algorithms for the heavy-ion project of the CMS experiment at CERN. He supervised the processing and distribution of a petabyte of data from the first heavy-ion collision run, and directed the planning and execution of the first silicon-based analyses. Dr. Wenger graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.