The Infectious Disease Dynamics Group
The Infectious Disease Dynamics group is made up of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the dynamics of a wide span of infectious diseases, from dengue to influenza to chikungunya, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The group uses a combination of theoretical and empirical approaches to study transmission dynamics.
Oliver Laeyendecker had Genome Sequencing and Analysis of Geographically Diverse Clinical Isolates of Herpes Simplex Virus 2 published in J Virol. He also had Global Diversity within and between Human Herpes Virus 1 and 2 Glycoproteins published in J Virol.
Congratulations to Sean Moore for winning the Bronze Prize from DARPA as part of their Chikungunya forecasting challenge. The challenge involved forecasting the spread of chikungunya in the Americas over a six month period. Here is a link to the press release.
Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Luis Mier-y-Teran-Romero, and Derek Cummings had a letter, Differential efficacy of dengue vaccine by immune status, published in The Lancet. You can see the letter here.
Justin Lessler, Kate Grabowski, and Oliver Laeyendecker had HIV Shedding from Male Circumcision Wounds in HIV-Infected Men: A Prospective Cohort Study published in PLOS Med.
Kate Grabowski also had HSV-2 shedding from male circumcision wounds in Raki, Uganda published in J Infect Dis.
Oliver Laeyendecker had the following papers published:
HIV Type 1 Disease Progression to AIDS and Death in a Rural Ugandan Cohort is Primarily Dependent on Viral Load Despite Variable Subtype and T-Cell Immune Activation Levels published in J Infect Dis.
Relationship between community-level alcohol outlet accessibility and individual-level herpes simplex virus type 2 infection among young women in South Africa published in Sex Transm Dis.
Antiretroviral drug use and HIV drug resistance among HIV-infected Black men who have sex with men: HIV Prevention Trials Netwrok 061 published in J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr.
Comparison of antibody responses to HIV infection in Ugandan women infected with HIV subtypes A and D published in AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses.
The Relationship between Alcohol Outlets, HIV Risk Behavior, and HSV-2 Infection among South African Young Women: A Cross-Sectional Study published in PLoS One.
Congratulations to Andrew Azman for his promotion to Research Associate and Oliver Laeyendecker for his joint appointment as an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Computer Programmer position available
Our group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is looking for a computer programmer to help our team working on the modeling and analysis of infectious disease dynamics, working on diseases ranging from Ebola to dengue to influenza.
For more details, see the job description.
For more news, see the archive.