Welcome to the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory
Areas of active research include:
The PHDL is on the vanguard of public health research and computational modeling, and takes an active role in the development of open source computational tools for the analysis of public health issues. Some of our systems are highlighted in the display on this page. These databases and programs support several major research projects including:
The PHDL also serves as a link between Graduate School of Public Health, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Simulation and Modeling and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, as well as the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, Art and Science and collaborators at Carnegie Mellon University. The PHDL provides an invigorating research environment for faculty, students and post-doctoral fellows interested in advancing computational approaches to problems in public health.
APHA 2015: Special Session on social determinants of inequalities in infectious disease outbreaks
A special session at APHA this year will feature talks that draw attention to and showcase studies documenting and analyzing the causes behind the phenomenon of unequal levels of illness and death during infectious disease outbreaks. Dr. Supriya Kumar will be presenting results from a systematic review of the social determinants of acute respiratory infection. Other speakers include Allison Aiello, James Hadler, and Sandra Quinn. Corinna Dan of the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy will moderate the session. View the entire session here.
PublicSource visualizes health data as a public service to raise awareness of consequences of health choices.
PublicSource presents data from the PA Department of Health to illustrate vaccination rates in Pennsylvania. Readers are also referred to FRED Measles to see herd immunity in action. Quoted in the article is Dr. Wilbert van Panhuis, MIDAS researcher. Read the full article.