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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.

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

Building and curating your brand

A presentation for our departmental PhD students on how to build and manage their brand (aka online presence).

Model-based optimization of vaccine inoculum dose

Some recent research exploring the role of dose for infection and vaccination.

Introduction to within-host modeling

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