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.
Universal Paid Sick Leave Would Reduce Spread of Flu
Allowing all employees paid sick days would reduce influenza in the workplace, according to an analysis by Pitt researchers, including postdoctoral associate Supriya Kumar.
PHDL highlighted in Pitt Public Health Magazine
Dean Donald Burke's visit to the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation is detailed in the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 issue of Pitt Public Health Magazine. Dean Burke, also the UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, continues Salk's work in protecting the world from infectious disease threats. He does this in large part through leadership of the Public Health Dynamics Lab (PHDL). Read more about the PHDL in "Legacy in the Lab: Vaccine Work Continues at Pitt Public Health" on page 19 of the online magazine at http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu/docs/PphMagazineFallWinter2013-FINAL.pdf