TeachingI currently teach one formal course at Emory University along with short courses outside Emory that focus on the EpiModel software tool.
EPI 570. Infectious Disease Dynamics: Theory and Methods. Spring Semester
This course the theory, mathematical framework, and quantitative methods for investigating the mechanics of infectious disease dynamics. Students will learn: why these models are used in infectious disease research compared to other quantitative methods; how to read and evaluate the epidemiological literature on epidemic modeling across many specific diseases; and hands-on skills to develop basic computational models for epidemic spread. Class hours will be evenly split between lecture and computer lab time each week.
Workshops & Short Courses
Network Modeling for Epidemics. Summers at the University of Washington
NME is a 5-day short course at the University of Washington that provides an introduction to stochastic network models for infectious disease transmission dynamics, with a focus on empirically based modeling of HIV transmission. It is a "hands-on" course, using the EpiModel software package in R (www.epimodel.org). EpiModel provides a unified framework for statistically based modeling of dynamic networks from empirical data, and simulation of epidemic dynamics on these networks. It has a flexible open-source platform for learning and building several types of epidemic models: deterministic compartmental, stochastic individual-based, and stochastic network models.