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 Henrik Salje for completing his PhD.
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 Public Library of Science 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 Public Library of Science; 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.
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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