Mathematical Modeling Journal Club

January – May, 2023 Session

Please join us on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time for our bi-monthly CCDD Mathematical Modeling Journal Club.

Upcoming Journal Clubs for Spring 2023:

First Wednesday Third Wednesday
January None 18 Jan
February 1 Feb 15 Feb
March 1 Mar 15 Mar
April 5 Apr 19 Apr
May 3 May 17 May


This week’s article: Kretzschmar et al. 2022 Epidemics.


Zoom Info: See email.


The journal club will guide participants through a review of articles in order to learn more about mathematical modeling approaches, understand how authors reached their conclusions, and determine the study’s relevance in informing practice and research. The journal club aims to assess intermediate and advanced infectious disease modeling methods to inform public health responses. Feedback from the journal club participants will be used to gauge interest in mathematical modeling methods to be prioritized in intermediate and advanced training programs.

Target participants
Members of the club will be public health professionals and researchers interested in using mathematical modeling to inform public policy. Participants may include postdocs and staff/faculty in the CDC, CCDD, and other public health institutions in the US, including JHU, Utah university, CSTE, ASTHO, and NACCHO. We will also invite collaborators from non-US institutions to join the journal club, including the participants of the CCDD-sponsored mathematical modeling course in Rwanda. We expect core members (i.e., CDC-funded postdocs and participants from the training programs) to commit to the journal club by regularly attending sessions, reviewing articles before the sessions, completing critical appraisal sheets, contributing to group discussions, and providing feedback.


Previous article’s we have discussed:

01/18/2023: Gambhir et al. 2015 Clin Infect Dis.


For further information, please contact:

Sylvia Ofori – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CCDD

Zach Phil Schwartz – Research Project Coordinator, CCDD