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.  

Recent News

March 2014
Congratulations to Henrik Salje for completing his PhD.

Alison Liu and Derek Cummings have two recent papers in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention: Menstrual cycle and detectable human papillomavirus in reproductive-age women: a time series study and Characterizing the temporal dynamics of human papillomavirus DNA detectability using short-interval sampling.

Justin Lessler and Andrew Azman have a recent paper in PLoS Currents, Epidemic risk from cholera introductions into Mexico.

Benjamin Althouse and Derek Cummings have a recent paper in Virology, Viral kinetics of primary dengue virus infection in non-human primates: a systemic review and individual pooled analysis.

Mary Grabowski has two recent papers: The role of viral introductions in sustaining community-based HIV epidemics in rural Uganda: evidence from spatial clustering, phylogenetics, and egocentric transmission models in PLoS Medicine and Molecular tools for studying HIV transmission in sexual networks in Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS.

David Smith has five recent publications: Modeling within-host effects of drugs on Plasmodium falciparum transmission and prospects for malaria elimination in PLoS Computational Biology; Integrating rapid risk mapping and mobile phone call record data for strategic malaria elimination planning and Declining malaria in Africa: improving the measurement of progress in Malaria Journal; Recasting the theory of mosquito-borne pathogen transmission dynamics and control in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; and Measuring changes in Plasmodium falciparum transmission: precision, accuracy and costs of metrics in Advances in Parasitology.

February 2014
Henrik Salje has two recent papers in the American Journal of Epidemiology, Modeling the impact of alternative strategies for rapid molecular diagnosis of tuberculosis in Southeast Asia and Indoor exposure to particulate matter and the incidence of acute lower respiratory infections among children: a birth cohort study in urban Bangladesh (in press).


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