Preliminary Program


7:00 - 8:00  Continental breakfast/Registration
8:00 - 8:10  Welcome and Introduction (Ningchuan Xiao, Ohio State)
8:10 - 8:30  EEID Overview (Kelley Crews, NSF)
8:30 - 9:30  Environment
Disease prevention versus data privacy: using landcover maps to inform spatial epidemic models
Michael Tildesley, University of Warwick
Integrating the effects of space, environment, and social networks in cholera vaccines
Mike Emch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:30 - 9:45    coffee
9:45 - 11:15  Spatiotemporal modeling
Spatial heterogeneity and infectious disease dynamics: two case studies on cholera and malaria
Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan
Diffusive and hierarchical spread of human infections
Ottar Bjornstad, Penn State University
Disease invasibility of community networks
Joseph Tien, Ohio State University
11:00 - 12:15  Breakout sessions
A. Environmental processes, data, and models
Moderator: Stacie Robinson, University of Wisconsin, Madison
B. Linking networks, environment, and infectious diseases
Moderator: Daniel M Parker, Pennsylvania State University
C. Space-time representation for modeling infectious diseases
Moderator: Carrie A. Manore, Tulane University
D. Outreach: what outputs are useful for research, policy, intervention
Moderator: Krisztian Magori, Auburn University
12:15 - 1:45  lunch
1:45 - 2:45  Panel report from breakout sessions
2:45 - 3:45  Movement
Mapping and modelling infection movements in low income regions using novel
digital datasets
Andy Tatem, University of Florida
Linking fine scale human mobility and dynamic contacts to understand the spatial
dimension of infectious disease transmission
Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec, Emory University
3:45 - 4:00    coffee
4:00 - 4:45    breakouts
A. Novel data sources and big data: issues and methods
Moderator: Joe Messina, Michigan State University
B. Tracking and modeling movement and contacts for humans, livestock, wildlife,
water, products/trade; models of movement; incorporating movement into disease
models; disease movement versus host movement
Moderator: Margaret Carrel, University of Iowa
C. Challenging issues for geography and GIS communities
Moderator: Elisabeth Dowling Root, University of Colorado at Boulder
4:45 - 5:30    panel report: challenges