Andreas Handel

Associate Professor

University of Georgia

I am currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, at the University of Georgia (UGA). I also serve as Associate Department Head and Graduate Coordinator and as Director of the Health Systems Modeling Core of UGA’s Health Informatics Institute.

My research focuses on data analysis and modeling to study the spread and control of infectious diseases, mainly influenza, tuberculosis and norovirus. You can learn more about this work on my research group site. Information on other activities (teaching, presentations, blog posts, etc.), can be found on this website.


  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Data Science
  • R package development


  • Postdoc in Computational Biology, 2004-2009

    Emory University

  • PhD in Physics, 1999-2004

    Georgia Institute of Technology

  • BSc (equiv) in Physics, 1996-1999

    University of Stuttgart

Recent Posts

Started website


Introduction to within-host modeling

An introductory workshop on Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Within-Host Models

Introduction to Infectious Disease Modeling

An introductory workshop on infectious disease modeling.


modelbuilder - Building and analysis of compartmental mechanistic models without coding

R package that allows building and analysis of dynamical models without the need to write code.

DSAIRM - Dynamical Systems Approach to Immune Response Modeling

R package that teaches modeeling for within-host infection and immunology.

DSAIDE - Dynamical Systems Approach to Infectious Disease Epidemiology

R package that teaches modern infectious disease epidemiology in a user-friendly way.

Modern Applied Data Analysis Course

Complete materials of an online course I teach.