Computational Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Laboratory

The widescale spread of infectious disease through large areas and populations is an enormously complex phenomenon where good data is hard to get. The Computational Epidemiology lab aims to tackle this problem by using computer-based simulation models and by taking advantage of the proliferation of smart phones and other mobile technology to collect data as it pertains to public health. Through the use of these tools, the lab aims to increase understanding of health policy tradeoffs and improving public health outcomes on a population-wide scale.