Mathematical Modeling Journal Club

September – December, 2023 Session

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

Upcoming Journal Clubs for Fall 2023:

Third Wednesday
September Sep. 20
October Oct. 18
November Nov. 15
December Dec. 20

This week’s article: .


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:

05/17/2023: McVernon et al. 2007 Influenza Other Respir Viruses
05/03/2023: Davies et al. 2019 Nat Ecol Evol.
04/19/2023: Atwood et al. 2022 Nat Rev Genet
04/05/2023: Bhouri et al. 2021 Comput. Methods Appl. Mech. Engrg
03/15/2023: D’Agostino McGowan et al. 2021 Am J. Epidemiol
03/01/2023: Yu et al. 2013 PLoS Med
01/18/2023: Gambhir et al. 2015 Clin Infect Dis.
02/01/2023: Kretzschmar et al. 2022 Epidemics
02/15/2023: O’Reilly et al. 2020 Epiedmiol Infect

For further information, please contact:

Sylvia Ofori – Postdoctoral Research Fellow, CCDD

Zach Phil Schwartz – Research Project Coordinator, CCDD