Western University SociologyFaculty of Social Science

Ryan Mazan PhD

April 11, 2011

This morning, Ryan Mazan successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Analyzing Epidemics in New France: The Measles Epidemic of 1714-15. In his research he posits that detailed analyses of historical epidemics can be beneficial to filling in gaps in modern knowledge. His dissertation develops methods to analyze epidemics in the absence of cause of death records and demonstrates the utility of these methods using the detailed records of the 1714-15 measles epidemic in Quebec. Read more

Congratulations, Ryan!