Dr. Christian Selinger

A mathematician by trade, I have been working in disease modeling for the past 12 years.

Infectious disease dynamics are multi-scale by definition. The combination of pathogen or immune dynamics within a host and changing patterns of interactions between hosts during transmission result in rich population-level phenomena. Ranging from stochastic emergence and extinction, to structured and well-mixed epidemic processes, I am interested in applying mathematical and statistical concepts to answer questions from the angle of population health:

What is the role of host response to infection towards disease outcome?
When does within-host heterogeneity matter for disease dynamics at the population level?
How can we disentangle various sources of heterogeneity to evaluate intervention effectiveness?

I have been mainly interested in pathogens and diseases affecting humans such as HIV, Influenza, Polio, HPV, Coronaviruses and Malaria.

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