Working Group leader: Bert Baumgaertner
Originated: Summer 2015
We develop and analyze epidemiological models of infectious disease to understand how social and behavior factors affect disease dynamics. We work with both analytical models (e.g., ODEs) and generative models (e.g., ABMs). We also design surveys and behavioral experiments to validate our models.
2016) Planning horizon affects prophylactic decision-making and epidemic dynamics. PeerJ4:e2678(
Baumgaertner B, Tyson R, Krone S, (2016) Opinion strength influenced the spatial dynamics of opinion formation. The Journal of Mathematics Sociology. 2016. NIHMSID 825394.
Baumgaertner, B., Carlisle, J. E., & Justwan, F. (2018). The influence of political ideology and trust on willingness to vaccinate. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0191728. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191728