Study systems include
Influenza in humans
Foot-and-mouth disease in livestock
Bansal S, Pourbohloul B, Hupert N, Grenfell B & Meyers LA (2009) The shifting demographic landscape of pandemic influenza. PLoS Currents.
Bansal S, Grenfell, B & Meyers LA (2007) When individual behavior matters: homogeneous and network models in epidemiology. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4.
Bansal S, Pourbohloul B & Meyers LA (2006) A comparative analysis of influenza vaccination programs. PLoS Medicine 3.
Ferrari M, Bansal S, Meyers LA, Bjornstad O (2006) Network frailty and the geometry of herd immunity. Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 273.
I research and develop quantitative tools such as network theory to predict the spread and distribution of infectious diseases in human populations.
I am particularly interested in:
- the impact of specific population structures on the consequences of disease spread
- the design of effective and practical intervention strategies
- the evolution that results from the interaction between host populations and pathogens, and the effect of this interaction on the epidemiology of the disease