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Reducing the Impact of Infectious Diseases by Supporting Trans-Disciplinary Academic Research

Network-based Mobility Modeling for Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

Bryan Lewis, PhD, MPH, Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, UVA
David Leblang PhD, Batten, CLAS
Srini Venkatramanan, Research Scientist, Biocomplexity Institute & Initiative, UVA
United States

Human mobility drives both spread and impact of infectious diseases, this is especially acute during complex humanitarian emergencies that displace people from their homes. We seek to undertake the development of a novel simulation framework that will bring together both migration attractors as well as repellers while simulating the spread of disease. We propose two case studies that will use this framework to estimate spread of disease across national borders and evaluate potential policy options.

Grant Date/Year: 
October, 2019