Modeling of infectious diseases involves integrating tools from epidemiology, statistics, ecology and evolutionary biology, sociology, economics and other fields in order to explain patterns in data, evaluate control measures and predict future trends.

Research in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases includes:

  • Evaluating the impact of targeted control strategies for TB/HIV
  • Optimizing the delivery of HIV testing and treatment services
  • Identifying and characterizing networks underlying HIV and HCV transmission among injection drug users
  • Describing the spread of Zika virus and estimating the risk and burden of disease
  • Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of vaccination strategies for novel typhoid conjugate vaccines
  • Estimating the impact of vaccination on the incidence of pneumococcal disease in different age groups

Student Resources and Centers

Relevant Courses

  • Quantitative Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology EMD 538
  • Introduction to Public Health Surveillance EMD 539
  • Transmission Dynamic Models for Understanding Infectious Diseases EMD 553