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

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.