Measles & Rubella Dynamics
Working towards control, elimination, and eradication of one the world's most infectious diseases.
The Measles & Rubella Dynamics project is a collection of work focused on improving and achieving measles and rubella control, elimination, and eradication. To achieve this, we are conducting studies and developing methods to better estimate true vaccination coverage and immunity, estimate risk of outbreaks, identify whether vaccination goals are being met, and inform vaccination strategies and policy.
We are engaged with the WHO Measles Special Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) to define and respond to existing challenges in reaching the goals of the Measles & Rubella Initiative (http://measlesrubellainitiative.org/). Through this collaboration, and in collaboration with our partners at the University of Princeton, Pennsylvannia State University, and The U.S. Centers for Disease Control, we are working to understand and develop tools to combat the challenges to effective immunization and elimination of these diseases.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
World Health Organization
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Pennsylvania State University
Impact of birth rate, seasonality and transmission rate on minimum levels of coverage needed for rubella vaccination.Epidemiol Infect, 2012: 140: 2290-301, 10.1017/S0950268812000131