2016-Lofgren-EtAl-Equations of the End Teaching Mathematical Modeling Using the Zombie Apocalypse
In this article, we explore several uses of zombie epidemics to make mathematical modeling and infectious disease epidemiology more accessible to public health professionals, students, and the...
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2008-Abramson-Mathematical modeling of the spread of infectious diseases
These are informal notes, mostly based on the bibliography listed at the end and on recent papers in the field. The practical use of these models is based on the fact that they can be kept...
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2012-Tweedle-Smith-Mathematical model of Bieber Fever-The most infectious disease of our time
We develop a mathematical model to describe the spread of Bieber Fever, whereby individuals can be susceptible, Bieber-infected or bored of Bieber.
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2008-Abramson-Mathematical modeling of the spread of infectious diseases
These are informal notes, mostly based on the bibliography listed at the end and on recent papers in the field. The practical use of these models is based on the fact that they can be kept...
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SIR BuildIt
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
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2016-Lewnard-Townsend-Climatic and evolutionary drivers of phase shifts in the plague epidemics of colonial India
Our analysis shows that historical datasets can yield powerful insights into the transmission dynamics of reemerging disease agents with which we have limited contemporary experience to guide...
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2011-Nakul-Chitnis-Introduction to Mathematical Epidemiology - Deterministic Compartmental Model
Deterministic compartmental models form the simplest models in the mathematical study of infectious disease dynamics. They assume that a population is homogenous (all people are the same) and the...
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2007-Choisy-Guégan-Rohani-Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases Dynamics
After presenting general notions of mathematical modeling (Section 22.2) and the nature of epidemiological data available to the modeler (Section 22.3), we detail the very basic SIR epidemiological...
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2011-Yanyu_Xiao-Study of Malaria Transmission Dynamics by Mathematical Models
The novelty lies in the fact that different distribution functions are used to describe the variance of individual latencies. The theoretical results of this project indicate that latencies reduce...
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2016-Manheim-EtAl-Improving Decision Support for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
This report describes decision-support tools, including models and nonmodeling approaches, that are relevant to infectious disease prevention, detection, and response and aligns these tools with...
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COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module
This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs),...
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This simulation is meant to introduce the idea of a differential equation model and investigate the impact of heightened hygiene and decreased interactions on the spread of an infectious disease....
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6-045-CholeraTranmission-ModelingScenario
During the project described here, the students will learn how to solve and address a practical problem such as cholera transmission using various mathematical tools.
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6-016-PandemicModeling-ModelingScenario
The recent coronavirus outbreak has infected millions of people worldwide and spread to over 200 countries. How can we use differential equations to study the spread of coronavirus?
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2018-Van_Kinh Nguyen-Esteban_Hernandez-Vargas-Parameter estimation in mathematical models of viral infections using R
Mathematical modeling has played a central role to understand mechanisms in different viral infectious diseases. In this approach, biological-based hypotheses are expressed via mathematical...
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On December 31, 2019, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has since killed over 4,200 people. As of March 11, 2020, over 118,000 infections—have...
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Modeling Strep Throat Detection, Infection, and Spread Using an SIR Model and the Vensim Simulation Software
The overarching goal of this lesson is to provide students with an opportunity to gain experience making and using biological models. Biological modeling can be used to investigate complex,...
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2010-Jungck-EtAl-Mathematical Manipulative Models-In Defense of Beanbag Biology
This paper offers up samples of projects from the Bio- QUEST Curriculum Consortium’s 24-yr experience of holding faculty development workshops for biology and mathematics educators.
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Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo
A NetLogo simulation that shows the effects of social distancing on the spread of infectious disease.
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Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model
This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.
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