Working Group leader: Bert Baumgaertner

Group members: Steve Krone, Craig Miller, Ben Ridenhour, Aniruddha Belsare, Florian Justwan, Juliet Carlisle, Berna Devezer

Originated: Summer 2015

Description:

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.

Publications:

Planning horizon affects prophylactic decision-making and epidemic dynamics

Nardin LG, Miller CR, Ridenhour BJ, Krone SM, Joyce P, Baumgaertner BO. (2016Planning horizon affects prophylactic decision-making and epidemic dynamicsPeerJ4:e2678

Opinion strength influenced the spatial dynamics of opinion formation

Baumgaertner B, Tyson R, Krone S, (2016) Opinion strength influenced the spatial dynamics of opinion formation. The Journal of Mathematics Sociology. 2016. NIHMSID 825394.

The Influence of Political Ideology and Trust on Willingness to Vaccinate

Baumgaertner, B., Carlisle, J. E., & Justwan, F. (2018). The influence of political ideology and trust on willingness to vaccinate. PLoS ONE13(1), e0191728. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191728