Welcome to the Pulliam Lab!
- Dr. Pulliam has taken a new position as Director of the South African DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis (SACEMA). She is now based at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and is on a leave of absence from the University of Florida through the end of the year.
- Paper on the potential impact of dengue vaccine rollout in Yucatán published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Graduate student Omar Saucedo has successfully defended his dissertation on models of avian influenza. Congratulations, Omar!
- Graduate student Stephanie Cinkovich has received a DoD SMART fellowship to work with the US Army Public Health Center’s Entomological Sciences Program.
- Paper on how environmental influences on bat energetics and fungal growth determine which bats are most susceptible to White Nose Syndrome published in Science Advances.
- Paper on potential Japanese encephalitis virus vector species in Bangladesh published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
- Viewpoint on rethinking the Japanese encephalitis virus transmission cycle in non-canonical transmission settings published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
- Graduate student Becky Borchering has received the Kenneth and Janet Keene Endowed Fellowship to support her work on rabies virus transmission during Summer 2016.
- Commentary on the inferiority of the stepped wedge design to randomized control trials for evaluating Ebola vaccine published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
- Graduate student Becky Borchering has received the 2015 Eleanor Ewing Ehrlich Award, which is awarded each year to a promising graduate student in the UF Department of Mathematics.
- Undergraduate student Brooke Borgert has received a Student Creative Research Award from the UF College of the Arts for her work promoting dance in healthcare.
- Graduate student Jake Ball has received a DoD SMART fellowship to work with the US Army Public Health Command.
- Statistical comparison of vaccine trial designs for Ebola in Sierra Leone published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
- CTSI TL1 Trainee Cuc Tran has successfully defended her dissertation on the effectiveness and sustainability of school-located influenza vaccination programs. Congratulations, Cuc!
- Graduate student Luke Trimmer-Smith has received a Seed Award from the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute to support his research on viral host jumps.
- Review of the role of infectious disease dynamic modeling in informing decision-making for public health published in Science.
- Letter on achieving equipoise in Ebola vaccine trials published by The British Medical Journal.
- Paper on school-located influenza vaccination programs to reduce community-level influenza-like-illness published in PLoS One.
- Graduate student, Luke Trimmer-Smith, has received a fellowship from the QSE3 Program for Summer 2015.
- Paper on identifying differences in transmissibility that affect outbreak size for subcritical pathogens published in PLoS Pathogens.
- Commentary on the impact of asymptomatic infection and acquired immunity on the spread and control of Ebola published in The Lancet. Read the press releases from UT-Austin and UF. Media coverage of this article is collated by co-author Jonathan Dushoff on this page.
- CTSI TL1 Trainee, Cuc Tran, has received a 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the I-Cubed Program for her work mentoring undergraduates as part of the Control Flu program.
- Challenges for modeling indirect transmission published in Epidemics.
- Graduate student, Jessica Rowland, completed a 12-week internship working in the Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) Eradication Unit at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. More details on her visit are available from the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases at Texas A&M University, which supported her visit through a Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Diseases fellowship.
- Incoming graduate student, Jacob Ball, completed an 8-week internship at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories, where he worked in the Virus Ecology Unit to quantify Nipah virus transmission dynamics in a hamster model system.
- Paper on the impact of birth pulses on pathogen persistence published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B.
- Perspective on new frontiers in modeling mosquito-transmitted infections published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
- Graduate student, Rebecca Borchering, has received a fellowship from the QSE3 Program to support her research on rabies virus transmission dynamics in North American carnivores.
- Letter to the editor on the proposed Case-Chaos method published in The American Journal of Epidemiology.
- Postdoctoral fellow, Dave Hayman, has accepted a faculty position at Massey University in New Zealand.
- Systematic review of mosquito transmission models published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
- Quantitative comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B.
- NIH grant awarded to support the International Clinics on Infectious Disease Dynamics and Data (ICI3D) Program
- Perspective on model-guided fieldwork published in Ecology Letters.
- Work on epidemiological training published in PLoS Biology. Read the press releases from ScienceNOW, NSF, and UF.
- Postdoctoral positions available (see Opportunities page).
- Work on Nipah virus emergence in Malaysia published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Pulliam Lab, Emerging Pathogens Institute, PO Box 100009, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Phone: +1-352-273-8929, Fax: +1-352-273-6890