8th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases

Module 2: Mathematical Models of Infectious Diseases

Week 1, Session 1, Monday 8:30 AM - Wednesday 12:00 PM: Mon Jul 11 to Wed Jul 13
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This module covers the principles of dynamic models of infectious diseases. The module will focus on the dynamics of compartmental models such as the susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model. Topics include incorporating different types of heterogeneities in transmission (resulting from age-structure, behaviour or seasonality), exact stochastic birth-death models, sensitivity analysis and fitting of simple models to data. The module will alternate between lectures and computer labs. Programming will be done in R.

Background Reading: Keeling & Rohani (2008) Modeling Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals, Princeton University Press.