AOSC Seminar by Dr. Don Milton, 09/17/2020
Dr. Don Milton
Environmental Health, University of Maryland
Title: Infectious Drops and Aerosols
Abstract: We will review modes of respiratory virus transmission, the history of thinking about modes of transmission and the role of aerosols in the medical community, and the problem with vague terminology and ensuing confusion and miscommunication. We will then review evidence from observational and experimental studies of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 and talk about future plans to resolve the key questions.
Bio: Dr. Donald K. Milton is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He is a Diplomat of the American Boards of Internal and Preventive (Occupational) Medicine and a Fellow of the International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate. He has served on the editorial boards of Applied Environmental Microbiology, Indoor Air, and BMC Public Health, on the NIOSH NORA Indoor Environment Team, and chaired the ACGIH Bioaerosols Committee. Dr. Milton’s research focuses on infectious disease aerobiology and exhaled breath. His work lead to the recognition that influenza patients can shed infectious virus into aerosols without coughing and that surgical mask worn by infected cases can reduce the aerosol release of influenza and seasonal coronaviruses. Dr. Milton earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, an M.D. from Johns Hopkins, and a Dr.P.H. (Environmental Health) from Harvard School of Public Health.
Contact: Ross Salawitch
Pre-seminar refreshment: N/A
Seminar: 3:30-4:30pm, Zoom
Meet-the-Speaker: 4:30-5:00pm, Zoom [For AOSC Students only]