PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Spatial patterns on the edge of dynamic stability : measles in Niger
Seminar:The Pritchard Lab Seminar
Speaker:Matthew Ferrari, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State
Public health and vaccine policy for measles in western Africa is faced with both logistical and dynamical challenges. Practically, there are powerful constraints on distribution of vaccine and access to care that make the application of uniform strategies a challenge. Dynamically, strong seasonal forcing and high birth rates lead to locally unstable outbreak dynamics. Consequently, large scale regional persistence of measles depends on spatial coupling among communities across huge areas and strong demographic and seasonal gradients. Understanding these spatial dynamics and their implications for regional persistence is key to developing effective public health policy.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB216
Date:03 / 30 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm