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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

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

Faculty of Inerest

  • Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Cytomegalovirus; Dengue Virus; Economics; Influenza, Human; Influenza Vaccines; Mosquito Control; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Cytomegalovirus Vaccines; Dengue Vaccines; Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and Associate Professor in the Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Co-director, Public Health Modeling Concentration

    Research Interests
    Drug Resistance, Microbial; Epidemiology; Europe, Eastern; Models, Biological; Public Health; South America; Tuberculosis; HIV Infections; Molecular Epidemiology; Africa South of the Sahara
  • Burnett and Stender Families Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis (CIDMA)

    Research Interests
    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; Ecology; Economics; Epidemiologic Methods; Epidemiology; Biological Evolution; HIV; Influenza, Human; Parasitology; Public Health; Tuberculosis; Global Health; Evolution, Planetary; Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Associate (Adjunct) Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Co-Director, Global Health Justice Partnership; Co-Director, Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency

    Research Interests
    Computer Simulation; Decision Making; Hepatitis C; HIV; Operations Research; Political Systems; Prisoners; Public Policy; Social Justice; Social Medicine; Tuberculosis; United States Food and Drug Administration; Causality; Drug Approval; Drug Users; Social Determinants of Health
  • Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pharmacology; Director, Emerging Infections Program

    Research Interests
    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Epidemiology; Foodborne Diseases; Hepatitis C; Injections; Public Health; Russia; Vietnam; Global Health; HIV Infections
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Ecology; Immunization; Paratyphoid Fever; Rotavirus; Typhoid Fever; Global Health
  • Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

    Research Interests
    Americas; Bacterial Infections; Biology; Carrier State; Communicable Disease Control; Denmark; Epidemiologic Methods; Europe; Fourier Analysis; Iceland; Influenza, Human; Netherlands; Population Characteristics; Public Health; Respiratory Tract Infections; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Diseases