News from our group

A few more publications

We recently had a few new publications come out: One of the PhD thesis chapters of our former student Brian got published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, and we had a few COVID related papers come out, as well as a few on assorted other infectious disease topics. All publications can be found in the publications section of this page.

Several COVID-19 related projects

Like most infectious disease modelers, we have gotten involved in several COVID-19 related projects recently. A lot of work is done as part of UGA’s Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases, most of those projects can be found here. One project is our visualization of COVID-19 cases/deaths. This shiny app is here. Lastly, a few projects exist as pre-prints. One analyzes mass screening and testing interventions another looks at reduction of mortality if containment is not possible, this one analyzes multiple likely airborne transmissions on a bus and this one looks at several transmission events during casual contact.

A few new publications

We recently published a few new papers: An introduction and review of simulation modeling in the within-host/immunology level, a study of cough distribution in TB patients and a description of our within-host modeling R package. All publications can be found in the publications section of this page.

PhD student Brian McKay successfully defended his PhD thesis

Brian McKay defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations, Dr. McKay! Watch papers from his PhD work come out in the next year, lots of great flu research!