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Professor Emeritus Dr. Jo Hays Featured in Faculty Friday Spotlight

Professor Emeritus Dr. Jo Hays Featured in Faculty Friday Spotlight

Dr. Jo Hays recently published a timely book Epidemics and Pandemics: From Ancient Plagues to Modern-Day Threats, co-authored with economist Joseph Byrne, Economics Professor in the Department of Economics within Edinburgh Business School. Be sure to read the full feature here.

Dr. Hay's book covers the Black Death that ravaged Europe in the 14th century to the influenza pandemic following World War I and the current global pandemic of COVID-19. In addition to the toll they take on human lives, epidemics have spurred medical innovations, toppled governments, crippled economies, and led to cultural revolutions.