COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics Colloquium: Post-Long Colloquium: Role of social dynamics and evolution on the spread and control of infectious disease


4:10pm Webster 17

Dr. Carlos Castillo-Chavez

Arizona State University

I will revisit the field classical mathematical epidemiology starting from the contributions of Sir Ronald Ross in 1911. Extensions of Ross’ framework and recent applications will be discussed in the context of the study of the spread of influenza in the presence of cross-immunity as well disease dynamics in models that include social dynamics, in particular on those that incorporate the role of individual decisions. Examples will be provided from communicable diseases under scenarios that account for various modes of transmission.