Lauren Ancel Meyers

Summary

Affiliation: University of Texas
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Erratic flu vaccination emerges from short-sighted behavior in contact networks
    Daniel M Cornforth
    Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 7:e1001062. 2011
  2. pmc Simulating school closure policies for cost effective pandemic decision making
    Ozgur M Araz
    College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:449. 2012
  3. pmc Vaccination against 2009 pandemic H1N1 in a population dynamical model of Vancouver, Canada: timing is everything
    Jessica M Conway
    Division of Mathematical Modeling, University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, V5Z 4R4 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:932. 2011
  4. pmc Optimal H1N1 vaccination strategies based on self-interest versus group interest
    Eunha Shim
    Deparment of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S4. 2011
  5. pmc The dynamics of risk perceptions and precautionary behavior in response to 2009 (H1N1) pandemic influenza
    Yoko Ibuka
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 10:296. 2010
  6. pmc Exploring biological network structure with clustered random networks
    Shweta Bansal
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 10:405. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Network theory and SARS: predicting outbreak diversity
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Theor Biol 232:71-81. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Predicting epidemics on directed contact networks
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Theor Biol 240:400-18. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint On the abundance of polyploids in flowering plants
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Evolution 60:1198-206. 2006
  10. pmc The ascent of the abundant: how mutational networks constrain evolution
    Matthew C Cowperthwaite
    Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    PLoS Comput Biol 4:e1000110. 2008

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Publications26

  1. pmc Erratic flu vaccination emerges from short-sighted behavior in contact networks
    Daniel M Cornforth
    Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 7:e1001062. 2011
    ..Our work demonstrates that rich and complex dynamics can result from the interaction between infectious diseases, human contact patterns, and behavior...
  2. pmc Simulating school closure policies for cost effective pandemic decision making
    Ozgur M Araz
    College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:449. 2012
    ..Around the globe, school closures were used sporadically to mitigate the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. However, such closures can detrimentally impact economic and social life...
  3. pmc Vaccination against 2009 pandemic H1N1 in a population dynamical model of Vancouver, Canada: timing is everything
    Jessica M Conway
    Division of Mathematical Modeling, University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, V5Z 4R4 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Public Health 11:932. 2011
    ..We adapted a city-level contact network model to study different campaigns on influenza morbidity and mortality...
  4. pmc Optimal H1N1 vaccination strategies based on self-interest versus group interest
    Eunha Shim
    Deparment of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:S4. 2011
    ..This exposure affects the spread of the disease and needs to be considered when prioritizing vaccine distribution...
  5. pmc The dynamics of risk perceptions and precautionary behavior in response to 2009 (H1N1) pandemic influenza
    Yoko Ibuka
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 10:296. 2010
    ..We assessed temporal changes and geographical differences in risk perceptions and precautionary behaviors in response to H1N1 influenza...
  6. pmc Exploring biological network structure with clustered random networks
    Shweta Bansal
    Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 10:405. 2009
    ..Simple network models can help us quantify the structure of empirical networked systems and understand the impact of various topological properties on dynamics...
  7. ncbi request reprint Network theory and SARS: predicting outbreak diversity
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Theor Biol 232:71-81. 2005
    ..We offer quantitative insight into the heterogeneity of SARS outbreaks worldwide, and illustrate the utility of this approach for assessing public health strategies...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predicting epidemics on directed contact networks
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Theor Biol 240:400-18. 2006
    ..We furthermore demonstrate that these methods more accurately predict the vulnerability of HCWs and the efficacy of various hospital-based containment strategies during outbreaks of severe respiratory diseases...
  9. ncbi request reprint On the abundance of polyploids in flowering plants
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Evolution 60:1198-206. 2006
    ..Based on these estimates, the model predicts distributions of ploidal levels statistically similar to those observed in nine of the 10 genera...
  10. pmc The ascent of the abundant: how mutational networks constrain evolution
    Matthew C Cowperthwaite
    Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA
    PLoS Comput Biol 4:e1000110. 2008
    ..This supports an "ascent of the abundant" hypothesis, in which evolution yields abundant phenotypes even when they are not the most fit...
  11. pmc From bad to good: Fitness reversals and the ascent of deleterious mutations
    Matthew C Cowperthwaite
    The Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 2:e141. 2006
    ..Despite the relative importance of fitness reversals, however, the probabilities of fixation for both initially beneficial and initially deleterious mutations were exceedingly small (on the order of 10(-5) of all mutations)...
  12. pmc Epidemic thresholds in dynamic contact networks
    Erik Volz
    Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J R Soc Interface 6:233-41. 2009
    ..We show that social mixing fundamentally changes the epidemiological landscape and, consequently, that static network approximations of dynamic networks can be inadequate...
  13. pmc Susceptible-infected-recovered epidemics in dynamic contact networks
    Erik Volz
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:2925-33. 2007
    ..Using epidemiological and sexual contact data from an Atlanta high school, we demonstrate the application of this method for forecasting and controlling sexually transmitted disease outbreaks...
  14. pmc When individual behaviour matters: homogeneous and network models in epidemiology
    Shweta Bansal
    Computational and Applied Mathematics, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, C0200, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J R Soc Interface 4:879-91. 2007
    ..In general, however, network models are more intuitive and accurate for predicting disease spread through heterogeneous host populations...
  15. pmc A comparative analysis of influenza vaccination programs
    Shweta Bansal
    Computational and Applied Mathematics, University of Texas Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e387. 2006
    ..The threat of avian influenza and the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine supply shortage in the United States have sparked a debate about optimal vaccination strategies to reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality caused by the influenza virus...
  16. pmc Optimizing provider recruitment for influenza surveillance networks
    Samuel V Scarpino
    The University of Texas at Austin, Section of Integrative Biology, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 8:e1002472. 2012
    ..We show further that Google Flu Trends data, when incorporated into a network as a virtual provider, can enhance but not replace traditional surveillance methods...
  17. pmc EpiFire: An open source C++ library and application for contact network epidemiology
    Thomas Hladish
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 78712, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 13:76. 2012
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  18. pmc Optimizing tactics for use of the U.S. antiviral strategic national stockpile for pandemic influenza
    Nedialko B Dimitrov
    ORIE Program, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e16094. 2011
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  19. pmc Distributions of beneficial fitness effects in RNA
    Matthew C Cowperthwaite
    Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712, USA
    Genetics 170:1449-57. 2005
    ..Although in conflict with the current theory, these results suggest that more complex statistical generalizations about beneficial mutations may be possible...
  20. ncbi request reprint The robustness of naturally and artificially selected nucleic acid secondary structures
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J Mol Evol 58:681-91. 2004
    ..The thermostability of RNA molecules bred in the laboratory is probably not constrained by a lack of suitable variation in the sequence pool but, rather, by intrinsic biases in the selection process...
  21. pmc Quasispecies made simple
    J J Bull
    Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS Comput Biol 1:e61. 2005
    ..Based on this framework, we argue that the lethal mutagenesis of a viral infection by mutation-inducing drugs is not a true error catastophe, but is an extinction catastrophe...
  22. pmc Epidemiological effects of group size variation in social species
    Damien Caillaud
    Section of Integrative Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    J R Soc Interface 10:20130206. 2013
    ..Using data from the Serengeti Lion Project, we find that pride-living Serengeti lions are epidemiologically comparable to a homogeneous population with up to 20 per cent larger prides...
  23. pmc Epidemiology, hypermutation, within-host evolution and the virulence of Neisseria meningitidis
    Lauren Ancel Meyers
    Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 0253, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 270:1667-77. 2003
    ..We present evidence for and suggest experimental and retrospective tests of these hypotheses...
  24. pmc Aptamer database
    Jennifer F Lee
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station A4800, Austin, TX 78712, USA
    Nucleic Acids Res 32:D95-100. 2004
    ..The database is updated monthly and is publicly available at http://aptamer. icmb.utexas.edu/...
  25. pmc Modeling control strategies of respiratory pathogens
    Babak Pourbohloul
    Division of Mathematical Modeling, University of British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1249-56. 2005
    ..Contact network epidemiology can provide valuable quantitative input to public health decisionmaking, even before a pathogen is well characterized...