David Petrie Durham, PhD

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Public Health Interests

Cost-effectiveness; Disease transmission; Modeling

Research Organizations

School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

Extensive Research Description

Hepatitis C elimination

The impact of human movement on HPV transmission, cervical cancer incidence, and optimal vaccination policy.

Clostridium difficile nosocomial and community transmission dynamics

Selected Publications

  • ML Ndeffo Mbah, DP Durham, LA Skrip, EO Nsoesie, JS Brownstein, D Fish, AP Galvani. Evaluating the effectiveness of localized control strategies to curtail chikungunya. Scientific Reports, 2016; 6:23997.
  • DP Durham, ML Ndeffo Mbah, L Skrip, FK Jones, CT Bauch, AP Galvani. The national and state level impact and cost-effectiveness of nonavalent HPV vaccination in the US. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2016; 113(18):5107-12.
  • DP Durham, MA Olsen, ER Dubberke, AP Galvani, and JP Townsend. Quantifying transmission of Clostridium difficile in and out of health care settings. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2016; 22(4):608-616.
  • DP Durham, LA Skrip, RD Bruce, S Vilarinho, EH Elbasha, AP Galvani, JP Townsend. The Impact of Enhanced Screening and Treatment on Hepatitis C in the United States. Clin Infect Dis, 2016; 62(3):298-304
  • D Gurarie, N Yoon, E Li, M Ndeffo-Mbah, DP Durham, AE Phillips, HO Aurelio, J Ferro, AP Galvani, CH King. Modelling control of Schistosoma haematobium infection: predictions of the long-term impact of mass drug administration in Africa. Parasit Vectors, 2015; 8: 529.
  • EO Nsoesie, RP Ricketts, HE Brown, D Fish, DP Durham, ML Ndeffo Mbah, T Christian, S Ahmed, C Marcellin, E Shelly, K Owers, N Wenzel, AP Galvani, JS Brownstein. Spatial and Temporal Clustering of Chikungunya Virus Transmission in Dominica. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2015 Aug; 9(8): e0003977.
  • M Ndeffo-Mbah, DP Durham, J Medlock, A Galvani. Country- and age-specific optimal allocation of dengue vaccines. J Theor Biol, 2014; 342:15-22.
  • DP Durham, ML Ndeffo Mbah, J Medlock, PM Luz, LA Meyers, AD Paltiel, AP Galvani. Dengue dynamics and vaccine cost-effectiveness in Brazil. Vaccine, 2013; 31(37):3957-61.
  • DP Durham, E Poolman, Y Ibuka, J Townsend, A Galvani. Reevaluation of epidemiological data demonstrates that it is consistent with cross-immunity among human papillomavirus types. J Infect Dis, 2012; 206(8):1291-8.
  • H Padmanabha, DP Durham, F Correa, M Diuk-Wasser, A Galvani. The interactive roles of Aedes aegypti super-production and human density in dengue transmission. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 2012;6(8):e1799.

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David Petrie Durham, PhD
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste Suite 200
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
135 College St, Ste 200
Room 218

New Haven, Connecticut 06511