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.
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
Justin Lessler had a perspective, Charting the life-course epidemiology of influenza come out in Science
Justin Lessler, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, and Derek Cummings had Estimating Potential Incidence of MERS-CoV Associated with Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia published in PLOS Current Outbreaks.
Nicolas Reich and Derek Cummings had Triggering Interventions for Influenxa: The ALERT Algorithm published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The paper was also in the news.
Nicolas Reich with Derek Cummings as Co-I, received a grant from NIAID. The title of the grant is Inference for the interacting pathogens with mechanistic and phenomenological models.
For more news, see the archive.