John J Grefenstette
Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- A systematic review of barriers to data sharing in public healthWillem G van Panhuis
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, DeSoto street 130, 703 Parran Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
BMC Public Health 14:1144. 2014..Incomplete systematic evidence on the scope and variety of these barriers has limited opportunities to maximize the value and use of public health data for science and policy...
- A large-scale immuno-epidemiological simulation of influenza A epidemicsSarah Lukens
Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
BMC Public Health 14:1019. 2014..Adding more realistic models of individual infections and symptoms may help to create more realistic population level epidemic dynamics...
- FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemic Dynamics): an open-source software system for modeling infectious diseases and control strategies using census-based populationsJohn J Grefenstette
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BMC Public Health 13:940. 2013..Finally, public health planners must take into account the health behavior patterns of the population, patterns that often vary according to socioeconomic factors such as race, household income, and education levels...
- School closure as an influenza mitigation strategy: how variations in legal authority and plan criteria can alter the impactMargaret A Potter
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
BMC Public Health 12:977. 2012..Questions remained about whether, when, and for how long to close schools and about which agencies and officials had legal authority over school closures...
- A computer simulation of vaccine prioritization, allocation, and rationing during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemicBruce Y Lee
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Vaccine 28:4875-9. 2010....
- Vaccination deep into a pandemic wave potential mechanisms for a "third wave" and the impact of vaccinationBruce Y Lee
Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am J Prev Med 39:e21-9. 2010..In December 2009, when the H1N1 influenza pandemic appeared to be subsiding, public health officials and unvaccinated individuals faced the question of whether continued H1N1 immunization was still worthwhile...
- The benefits to all of ensuring equal and timely access to influenza vaccines in poor communitiesBruce Y Lee
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1141-50. 2011..Thus, policy makers across the country, in poor and wealthy areas alike, have an incentive to ensure that poorer residents have equal access to vaccines...
- Would school closure for the 2009 H1N1 influenza epidemic have been worth the cost?: a computational simulation of PennsylvaniaShawn T Brown
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
BMC Public Health 11:353. 2011....
- Simulating school closure strategies to mitigate an influenza epidemicBruce Y Lee
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
J Public Health Manag Pract 16:252-61. 2010..The ongoing 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic has provided an unparalleled opportunity to test interventions with the most up-to-date simulations...
- Policies to reduce influenza in the workplace: impact assessments using an agent-based modelSupriya Kumar
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Am J Public Health 103:1406-11. 2013..We examined the impact of access to paid sick days (PSDs) and stay-at-home behavior on the influenza attack rate in workplaces...
- Dynamic simulation of crime perpetration and reporting to examine community intervention strategiesMichael A Yonas
1Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Health Educ Behav 40:87S-97S. 2013..To develop a conceptual computational agent-based model (ABM) to explore community-wide versus spatially focused crime reporting interventions to reduce community crime perpetrated by youth...
- A game dynamic model for vaccine skeptics and vaccine believers: measles as an exampleEunha Shim
Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
J Theor Biol 295:194-203. 2012..This research illustrates the importance of public education on vaccine safety and infection risk in order to maintain vaccination levels that are sufficient to maintain herd immunity...
- A computer simulation of employee vaccination to mitigate an influenza epidemicBruce Y Lee
University of Pittsburgh, 200 Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Am J Prev Med 38:247-57. 2010....