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.
Congratulations to Derek Cummings for his promotion to Associate Professor!
Andrew Azman received a Doctoral Thesis Research award from the Department of Epidemiology's Honor and Awards Committee for his thesis project entitled "Exploring the Genetic Diversity of V. cholerae Isolates from Households in Arichpur Bangladesh."
Dave Smith and Geoff Johnston have a new paper "Malaria's Missing Number: Calculating the Human Component of R0 by a Within-Host Mechanistic Model of Plasmodium falciparum Infection and Transmission" out in PLoS Computational Biology.
Jessica Ladd and her colleagues at Sexual Health Innovations have launched a new website, Sexpact.org, which promotes condom usage.
Congratulations to Andrew Azman, a 2013 recipient of the Louis I. and Thomas D. Dublin Award for the Advancement of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, for his proposal "Heterogeneity in Cholera Transmission and Its Implications for Reactive Vaccication."
Ben Athouse et al. have a new paper, "Optimizing treatment regimens to hinder antiviral resistance in influenza across time scales" out in PLoS ONE.
Nick Reich et al. of the ResPECT study have a new paper "N95 Respirators or surgical masks to protect healthcare workers against respiratory infections: are we there yet?" out in American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
The SMART in Schools study launched a web survey to study contact patterns and flu transmission in the general public. The survey can be taken here.
For more news, see the archive.