Epibayes Lab

We are a multidisciplinary research group focused on unraveling the drivers of infectious disease transmission as well as socially and spatially disparate outcomes in infection, morbidity and mortality. This work covers a broad array of pathogens ranging from tuberculosis to influenza, diarrheal disease, COVID-19, and others. Methodologically, our work sits at the interface between infectious disease data and statistical and simulation models. We are motivated by a strong commitment to global and domestic health equity backed by rigorous analysis.

Our work covers a broad array of methods and pathogens, but is grounded in the underlying philosophy of Bayesian inference. This means that we focus on the integration of sources of data across biological, social, and spatial scales, using models that can account for the information and uncertainty associated with these different sources. Because of this, our work is informed by ideas and data from an array of fields including infectious disease epidemiology, molecular genotyping/genomics, spatial statistics, data science, environmental epidemiology, clinical medicine, and others.

Grants

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The Simons Foundation

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Meet the Team

Principal Investigator

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Jon Zelner

Assistant Professor

Team

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Hannah Steinberg

PhD Student

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Joey Dickens

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Kelly Broen

Doctoral Student

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Krzysztof Sakrejda

Statistical Epidemiologist

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Paul Delamater

Assistant Professor, UNC

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Ramya Naraharisetti

Doctoral Student

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Rob Trangucci

PhD Candidate

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Stephanie Choi

UI/UX designer

Former Members

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Nina Masters

PhD Candidate

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Ryan Malosh

Assistant Research Scientist