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dc.contributor.authorRivers, Caitlinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T08:00:10Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T08:00:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-05en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:4714en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52023
dc.description.abstractEmerging infectious diseases (EID) pose a serious threat to global public health. Computational epidemiology is a nascent subfield of public health that can provide insight into an outbreak in advance of traditional methodologies. Research in this dissertation will use fuse nontraditional, publicly available data sources with more traditional epidemiological data to build and parameterize models of emerging infectious diseases. These methods will be applied to avian influenza A (H7N9), Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks. This effort will provide quantitative, evidenced-based guidance for policymakers and public health responders to augment public health operations.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectepidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectzoonosesen_US
dc.subjectemerging infectious diseasesen_US
dc.subjectinfectious disease modelingen_US
dc.titleModeling Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Decision Supporten_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAnimal and Poultry Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreePHDen_US
thesis.degree.namePHDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGenetics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairEubank, Stephen Gen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLewis, Bryan Leroyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberChretien, Jean-Paulen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAlexander, Kathleen Annen_US


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