The Epidemiological Modeling program develops detailed, geographically-specific, and mechanistic stochastic simulations of disease transmission simulations through the use of extensive and complex software modeling. EMOD creates disease modeling and data analysis tools to help researchers and policy makers understand diseases, their causes, the way they spread, and the path toward eradication.
A million people die each year from malaria. Most of them children. The world needs to work together to eradicate malaria over the next few decades. We’re adding some tools to the arsenal to make that possible.
Most pest control is based on spraying chemicals that kill everything. We hope that some of the good stuff will come back. We use computers to compute the value of the life of every individual bug before we shoot it down with a laser. Mosquitoes that carry malaria are doomed. Harmless bees & butterflies are left alone.
Diseases like polio have been eradicated in many countries through vaccination, however, they are still prominent in large parts of the developing world. One of the greatest challenges to vaccination in remote areas is the cold chain, vaccines must be kept at precise temperatures until use to prevent spoiling. We are developing an insulated container to strengthen vaccination services in developing countries which is designed to keep vaccines at the appropriate temperatures for a month or more.