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

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Recent Posts

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.

Creating a website in less than 1 hour - part 1

The following are step-by-step instructions for creating your own website using blogdown, Hugo and Netlify.

Research and teaching resources website

I posted my lists with materials related to research and teaching as a website.

Recent Presentations

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.

Building and curating your brand

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