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Research interests

As a mathematical biologist I am interested in mathematics as a tool to study biological systems. These systems are often complex and multiscale. The objective is to abstract the key components and mechanisms of the system into a mathematical model. Analysis of this model can provide insights into how the system functions, lead to recommendations for system control or management and generate predictions for system behaviour. The development and analysis of these mathematical models may involve theory and techniques from diverse areas of mathematics including dynamical systems, partial differential equations, numerical methods, stochastic processes, computational simulation and statistics.

A wide range of biological systems interest me. However, the majority of my research is concerned with the epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases. My work aims to address questions related to how seasonal variability, spatial heterogeneity and social structure influence a population’s vulnerability to epidemics, the way epidemics unfold, and how they may be controlled. I am also interested in the interaction between epidemiological dynamics and microbial evolution. These processes occur on similar timescales and their entanglement underscores the importance of accounting for evolution in strategies to manage infectious diseases.

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Dengue Medicine & Life Sciences
Viruses Chemical Compounds
dengue Agriculture & Biology
Human Influenza Medicine & Life Sciences
cross immunity Agriculture & Biology
Influenza A virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Epidemiology Chemical Compounds
Population Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2003 2017

2 Citations (Scopus)

Analysis of spatial mobility in subjects from a dengue endemic urban locality in Morelos State, Mexico

Falcón-Lezama, J. A., Santos-Luna, R., Román-Pérez, S., Martínez-Vega, R. A., Herrera-Valdez, M. A., Kuri-Morales, Á. F., Adams, B., Kuri-Morales, P. A., López-Cervantes, M. & Ramos-Castañeda, J., 22 Feb 2017, In : PLoS ONE. 12, 2, e0172313.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Spatial Analysis
dengue
Dengue
Mexico
Dengue virus
5 Citations (Scopus)
83 Downloads (Pure)

Day-to-day population movement and the management of dengue epidemics

Falcon-Lezama, J., Velasco, M., Martinez, R., Castaneda, J. & Adams, B., 4 Oct 2016, In : Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
1 Citation (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Facility Regulation and Control
Control facilities
disasters
Disasters
Disaster
4 Citations (Scopus)
175 Downloads (Pure)

Household demographic determinants of Ebola epidemic risk

Adams, B., 7 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 392, p. 99-106 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
households
Determinant
demographic statistics
Demography
Quarantine
85 Downloads (Pure)

The exclusion problem in seasonally forced epidemiological systems

Greenman, J. V. & Adams, B., 21 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 367, p. 49-60

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pathogens
Ecosystem
control methods
Economics
Forcing

Thesis

Epidemiology and Evolution of Vector Borne Disease

Author: Harrison, E., 1 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Adams, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Structured models for dengue epidemiology

Author: Woodall, H., 14 Jan 2015

Supervisor: Adams, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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The impact of natural disasters on the dynamics of infectious diseases

Author: Gaythorpe, K., 14 Mar 2016

Supervisor: Adams, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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