Perspectives on the Role of Mobility and Behavior on the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Start: 02/20/2017 - 4:15pm
End  : 02/20/2017 - 5:15pm

Applied Math Seminar

Bichara, Derdei (California State University, Fullerton)


The dynamics, control, and evolution of communicable and vector-borne diseases are inti- mately connected to the joint dynamics of epidemiological, behavioral, and mobility processes that operate across multiple spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. The identification of a theoretical explanatory framework that accounts for the pattern regularity exhibited by a large number of host-parasite systems, including those sustained by host-vector epidemio- logical dynamics, is but one of the challenges facing the co-evolving fields of computational, evolutionary and theoretical epidemiology. It is therefore important to identify and quantify the processes responsible for observed epidemiological macroscopic patterns: the result of in- dividual interactions in changing social and ecological landscapes. A modeling framework that relies on the interplay between active, behavior-rich human hosts and infection risks is proposed and analyzed for a general class of communicable and vector-borne diseases.

Emmy Noether Rm Millikan 1021 Pomona College