The Infectious Disease Dynamics Group
The Infectious Disease Dynamics group is made up of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the dynamics of a wide span of infectious diseases, from dengue to influenza to chikungunya, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The group uses a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to study transmission dynamics.
Hannah Clapham has been awarded the Charlotte Silverman Award in recognition of outstanding commitment to public health, policy, and community outreach. Congratulations Hannah!
Justin Lessler, Shaun Truelove, and Saki Takahasi had Reduced vaccination and the risk of measles and other childhood infections post-Ebola published in Science.
Andrew Azman, Justin Lessler and Sean Moore had a letter, Outbreaks of cholera in the time of Ebola: pre-emptive action needed, published in The Lancet. You can see the letter here.
Derek Cummings was quoted in an article in the Wall Street Journal about anti-vaccination trends and measles. You can see the article here.
Derek Cummings (PI) and Justin Lessler received a grant from NIAID. The title of the grant is Linking antigenic and genetic variation of dengue to individual and population risk.
Justin Lessler was featured on the NPR show Morning Edition, January 12, 2015. You can listen to the story here.
Postdoctoral position available
Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work on projects related to spatial statistics and understanding Dengue transmission in Thailand.
For more details, see the job description.
Andrew Azman moved to Geneva and is now working as a visiting scholar at Médecins Sans
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