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Molly E. Gallagher

Emory University

I am broadly interested in the ecology and evolution of infectious disease, and modeling disease dynamics at the population level. My current work focuses on understanding the effects of defective interfering particles and semi-infectious particles produced by influenza A viruses.

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chris henry

University of Michigan

My research so far has focused on developing an understanding of how different assumptions about the dynamics of immune waning following vaccination or natural infection can affect inferences about polio transmission dynamics, with a particular focus on the likelihood of sustained silent transmission.

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Laura matrajt

Fred Hutch

My primary research interests include the use of mathematical tools to quantify and to analyze infectious disease dynamics, and to optimize interventions for Public Health. My primary focus is on the development of mathematical models, both stochastic and deterministic, applied to infectious diseases and to pair them with optimization routines to find the best use of resources (vaccines, antivirals, etc). More recently, I have become interested in within-host modeling and the effect that the infection process at the individual-level has on the population-level dynamics.


Louise Hillier Moncla

Fred Hutch

I am interested in using a combination of deep sequencing, population genetics and phylogeography to characterize within and between-host RNA virus evolution.

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Northeastern University

My research focuses on the characterization and modeling of the spread of infectious diseases, by integrating methods of complex systems with statistical physics approaches.


Diana P.  Rojas

University of Florida

Arbovirus epidemiology and transmission dynamics specially dengue and Zika virus.  Currently I am working on study designs to establish baseline data of dengue transmission, estimation of force of infection and R0 using seroprevalence data in the Yucatan, Mexico, and analyzing epidemiological data from the Zika outbreak in Colombia to estimate transmission parameters and the risk of Zika congenital syndrome of this outbreak.


My research focuses on using statistical methods to obtain insights on transmission dynamics and epidemiology of infection disease, and their implications on disease control and preventions.

Tim K. Tsang

University of Florida


Graduate students


I am interested in developing methods for spatiotemporal inference.

Kidus Asfaw

University of Michigan


allison black

University of Washington


My research focuses on using pathogen sequence data to understand patterns in disease transmission. Specifically, I'm interested in developing techniques for inferring transmission chains from phylogenetic trees and differentiating disease dynamics in reservoirs from transmission events after spill-over.


Tracy Qi Dong

University of Washington

My research focuses on spatio-temporal modeling of surveillance data.


I am primarily interested in studying population dynamics in multiple pathogen disease systems. I wish to incorporate evolutionary theory and the use of statistical inference tools with a view to better understand the underlying mechanisms of spread of infectious diseases within a population.

Deven Gokhale

University of Georgia


Yanan Huo

University of Florida

I am currently working on optimizing the transmission probability of seasonal influenza and adjustment study on various infectious scenarios.


Paige Miller

University of Georgia

My research focuses on development of new methods and theory for early warning systems of infectious disease emergence. I am interested in increasing our ability to forecast seasonal disease dynamics using time series data by separating inherent periodicity from bifurcation-induced noise.


I am broadly interested in trying to predict the evolutionary trajectory of seasonal influenza. My research is focused on using high-throughput methods to measure the mutational tolerance of a surface protein of the influenza virus. Ultimately, I hope to improve predictive fitness models for different viral strains using our knowledge about the mutational tolerance of influenza.

Juhye Lee

University of Washington



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Natasha Wenzel

University of Washington

I am interested in integrating epidemiology and infectious disease ecology in order to directly inform public health questions that could not be made by any one of these disciplines alone. My current interests include optimizing vaccine distribution for influenza and understanding vaccine failure for pertussis (TdaP) and varicella (Varivax).