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Combining Participatory Influenza Surveillance with Modeling and Forecasting: Three Alternative Approaches
(JMIR Publications, 2017)
Background: Influenza outbreaks affect millions of people every year and its surveillance is usually carried out in developed countries through a network of sentinel doctors who report the weekly number of Influenza-like ...
Forecasting Social Unrest Using Activity Cascades
Social unrest is endemic in many societies, and recent news has drawn attention to happenings in Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Civilian populations mobilize, sometimes spontaneously and sometimes in ...
Economic and Social Impact of Influenza Mitigation Strategies by Demographic Class
Background—We aim to determine the economic and social impact of typical interventions proposed by the public health officials and preventive behavioral changes adopted by the private citizens in the event of a “flu-like” ...
Human Initiated Cascading Failures in Societal Infrastructures
(Public Library of Science, 2012-10-31)
In this paper, we conduct a systematic study of human-initiated cascading failures in three critical inter-dependent societal infrastructures due to behavioral adaptations in response to a crisis. We focus on three closely ...
Policy Trap and Optimal Subsidization Policy under Limited Supply of Vaccines
(Public Library of Science, 2013-07-01)
We adopt a susceptible-infected-susceptible (SIS) model on a Barabási and Albert (BA) network to investigate the effects of different vaccine subsidization policies. The goal is to control the prevalence of the disease ...
Detail in network models of epidemiology: are we there yet?
(Taylor & Francis, 2010)
Network models of infectious disease epidemiology can potentially provide insight into how to tailor control strategies for specific regions, but only if the network adequately reflects the structure of the region’s contact ...