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, as well as find links to publications, on my research group site. Information regarding my individual activities (teaching, presentations, blog posts, etc.), can be found on this website. Some overlap between the two sites might occur.

Interests

  • Infectious Disease Modeling
  • Data Science
  • R package development

Education

  • 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

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Recent Posts

Using R to analyze publications - part 2

Some code and examples showing how to process and analyze meta-data for a set of publications using the bibilometrix R package.

Using R to analyze publications - part 1

Some code and examples showing how to process and analyze meta-data for a set of publications using the scholar R package.

Creating a website in less than 1 hour - part 2

This is part 2/2 of the website development posts, where we’ll move the website to GitHub.

Recent Presentations

Some recent analysis and modeling applied to COVID-19

A (virtual) presentation at GA Southern discussing some recent COVID-19 projects.

Tuberculosis Superspreading

A presentation on some TB superspreading work I did for the EIA research group at UGA.

Reading, managing and publishing papers

A presentation for our departmental PhD students on various topics related to (peer reviewed) papers.