Alison P Galvani PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

Applications of epidemiology and evolutionary ecology in the study of numerous diseases


Research Summary

Professor Galvani's research focuses on integrating epidemiology and the evolutionary ecology or economics in order to generate predictions that could not be made by these disciplines alone. This interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations and informing public health policy. Professor Galvani has applied this approach to the study of HIV, influenza, TB and HPV, among other diseases.

Extensive Research Description

Professor Galvani’s research focuses on integrating epidemiology and the evolutionary ecology or economics in order to generate predictions that could not be made by these disciplines alone. This interdisciplinary approach has widespread potential for answering evolutionary questions, explaining empirical observations and informing public health policy. Professor Galvani has applied this approach to the study of HIV, influenza, SARS and helminth parasites.


Selected Publications

  • Luz, P.M., Vanni, T., Medlock, J., Paltiel, A. D., Galvani, A.P. (2011) Dengue vector control strategies in an urban setting: an economic modeling assessment. The Lancet.
  • Liu, J., Kochin, B.F., Tekle, Y.I., Galvani, A.P. (2011) Epidemiological game theoretic dynamics of chickenpox vaccination in the US and Israel J. R. Soc. Interface.
  • Wells, C.R., Tchuenche, J.M., Meyers, L.A., Galvani, A.P. & C.T. Bauch (2011) The impact of imitation processes on the effectiveness of ring vaccination. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology.
  • Vietri, J.T., Chapman, G.B., Ming, L. & Galvani, A.P. (2011) Preferences for HPV vaccination in parent-child dyads. Preventative Medicine.
  • Reluga, T.C., Galvani, A.P. (2011) A general approach for population games with application to vaccination. Mathematical Biosciences.
  • Volz, E.M., Miller, J.C., Galvani, A.P. & Meyers, L.A. (2011) Effects of heterogeneous and clustered contact patterns on infectious disease dynamics. PLoS Computational Biology.
  • Li, M., Chapman, G.B., Ibuka, Y., Meyers, L.A. & Galvani, A.P. (2011) Who got vaccinated against H1N1 pandemic flu? – A longitudinal study. Psychology and Health.

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