Gerardo Chowell is professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Georgia State University, School of Public Health.

Sushma Dahal is a Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia State University, School of Public Health, working with, amongst others, epidemics and disease modeling.


In this practical seminar, the presenters will introduce statistical methodology to derive estimates of excess death rates from mortality time series utilizing Serfling-type models. The presenters will provide hands-on examples using data from the 1918 flu pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic.