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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
Infection Medicine & Life Sciences
Viruses Medicine & Life Sciences
Influenza A virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Epidemiology Medicine & Life Sciences
Disease Outbreaks Medicine & Life Sciences
Demography Medicine & Life Sciences
Anthralin Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2011 2012

Research Output 2003 2017

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
Mexico
Dengue Virus
Population Control
1 Citations

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
Open Access
File
Facility Regulation and Control
Disasters
Control facilities
Acne Vulgaris
Configuration
1 Citations

Household demographic determinants of Ebola epidemic risk

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Demography
Mathematical models
Quarantine
Communicable Diseases
Reproduction
Open Access
File
natural disaster
disease transmission
population characteristics
cholera
world city