Introduction to Infectious Disease Modeling


  • Install R and (optional) Rstudio.
  • Install the DSAIDE R package and take a brief look. This website provides instructions.
  • Optional: Read this paper which provides background reading for the “ID Control of multiple outbreaks” app in DSAIDE.


The following topics are covered in this workshop:

  1. Introduction to infectious disease modeling
  2. Some example models
  3. How to use simulation models
  4. Types of models
  5. Sources of uncertainty
  6. How to build (good) models
  7. How to assess modeling studies
  8. Active learning of infectious disease epidemiology

Presentation Slides

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Andreas Handel
Andreas Handel

Data analysis and modeling with a focus on infectious diseases.