Using “outbreak science” to strengthen the use of models during epidemics

Caitlin Rivers, Jean Paul Chretien, Steven Riley, Julie A. Pavlin, Alexandra Woodward, David Brett-Major, Irina Maljkovic Berry, Lindsay Morton, Richard G. Jarman, Matthew Biggerstaff, Michael A. Johansson, Nicholas G. Reich, Diane Meyer, Michael R. Snyder, Simon Pollett

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

14 Scopus citations


Infectious disease modeling has played a prominent role in recent outbreaks, yet integrating these analyses into public health decision-making has been challenging. We recommend establishing ‘outbreak science’ as an inter-disciplinary field to improve applied epidemic modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3102
JournalNature communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Using “outbreak science” to strengthen the use of models during epidemics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Rivers, C., Chretien, J. P., Riley, S., Pavlin, J. A., Woodward, A., Brett-Major, D., Maljkovic Berry, I., Morton, L., Jarman, R. G., Biggerstaff, M., Johansson, M. A., Reich, N. G., Meyer, D., Snyder, M. R., & Pollett, S. (2019). Using “outbreak science” to strengthen the use of models during epidemics. Nature communications, 10(1), [3102].