Models of infectious disease transmission

We use mathematical and computer models of infectious disease transmission to simulate the course of epidemics and evaluate the efficacy of mitigation strategies. Recent projects include modeling pandemic H1N1 in the US, cholera in Haiti, and dengue in Thailand.

Chao DL, Halloran ME, Longini IM Jr. Vaccination strategies for epidemic cholera in Haiti with implications for the developing world. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011; 108(17):7081-5. PubMed PMID: 21482756; PMCID: PMC3084143.

Yang Y, Sugimoto JD, Halloran ME, Basta NE, Chao DL, Matrajt L, Potter G, Kenah E, Longini IM Jr. The transmissibility and control of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus. Science. 2009 Oct 30;326(5953):729-33. PubMed PMID: 19745114; PMCID: PMC2880578.

Funding provided by the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).