Lander Willem

Summary

Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc A nice day for an infection? Weather conditions and social contact patterns relevant to influenza transmission
    Lander Willem
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e48695. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Estimating dynamic transmission model parameters for seasonal influenza by fitting to age and season-specific influenza-like illness incidence
    Nele Goeyvaerts
    Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Gebouw D, B3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Wilrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Epidemics 13:1-9. 2015
  3. pmc Optimizing agent-based transmission models for infectious diseases
    Lander Willem
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Bioinformatics 16:183. 2015
  4. pmc Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases
    Yimer Wasihun Kifle
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133461. 2015
  5. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in healthy adults over 50: An exploration of influential factors for Belgium
    Adriaan Blommaert
    Centre for Health Economic Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, University of Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:2106-12. 2016
  6. pmc Active learning to understand infectious disease models and improve policy making
    Lander Willem
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversitary Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    PLoS Comput Biol 10:e1003563. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Quantifying Parameter and Structural Uncertainty of Dynamic Disease Transmission Models Using MCMC: An Application to Rotavirus Vaccination in England and Wales
    Joke Bilcke
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium JB, LW Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK JB, HJ, WJE, MJ Modelling and Economics Unit, Public Health England, London, UK RC, MJ Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK CA Complex Systems in Biology Group, Centre for Vascular Research, UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia DC Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium LW Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium LW Department of Applied Sciences and Health, Coventry University, Coventry, UK MC JB and RC and CA and DC contributed equally
    Med Decis Making 35:633-47. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of vaccination against herpes zoster in adults aged over 60 years in Belgium
    Joke Bilcke
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Vaccine 30:675-84. 2012

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Publications8

  1. pmc A nice day for an infection? Weather conditions and social contact patterns relevant to influenza transmission
    Lander Willem
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Center for the Evaluation of Vaccinations, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 7:e48695. 2012
    ..We recommend that future studies sample over a broad spectrum of weather conditions and day types and include a sufficiently large proportion of holiday periods and weekends...
  2. doi request reprint Estimating dynamic transmission model parameters for seasonal influenza by fitting to age and season-specific influenza-like illness incidence
    Nele Goeyvaerts
    Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Agoralaan Gebouw D, B3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium Centre for Health Economics Research and Modelling Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Wilrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Epidemics 13:1-9. 2015
    ..Our results demonstrate the importance of between-season variability in influenza transmission and our estimates are in line with the classification of influenza seasons according to intensity and vaccine matching...
  3. pmc Optimizing agent-based transmission models for infectious diseases
    Lander Willem
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
    BMC Bioinformatics 16:183. 2015
    ..However, the increasing hardware complexity requires adapted software designs to achieve the full potential of current high-performance workstations...
  4. pmc Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases
    Yimer Wasihun Kifle
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    PLoS ONE 10:e0133461. 2015
    ..We show that in Belgium animal-human interactions involving young children (0-9 years) and adults (25-54 years) have the highest potential to cause a major zoonotic outbreak. ..
  5. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness of pneumococcal vaccination in healthy adults over 50: An exploration of influential factors for Belgium
    Adriaan Blommaert
    Centre for Health Economic Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics I BioStat, University of Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Belgium Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:2106-12. 2016
    ..PCV13 might therefore be considered as an alternative to the 23 valent polysaccharide vaccine (PPV23)...
  6. pmc Active learning to understand infectious disease models and improve policy making
    Lander Willem
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium Interuniversitary Institute for Biostatistics and statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium
    PLoS Comput Biol 10:e1003563. 2014
    ..Surrogate models can be readily explored at no computational expense, and can also be used as emulator to improve rapid policy making in various settings. ..
  7. doi request reprint Quantifying Parameter and Structural Uncertainty of Dynamic Disease Transmission Models Using MCMC: An Application to Rotavirus Vaccination in England and Wales
    Joke Bilcke
    Centre for Health Economics Research and Modeling of Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium JB, LW Department of Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK JB, HJ, WJE, MJ Modelling and Economics Unit, Public Health England, London, UK RC, MJ Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK CA Complex Systems in Biology Group, Centre for Vascular Research, UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia DC Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium LW Interuniversity Institute for Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium LW Department of Applied Sciences and Health, Coventry University, Coventry, UK MC JB and RC and CA and DC contributed equally
    Med Decis Making 35:633-47. 2015
    ..However, most of these models fail to account for the uncertainty about several vaccine characteristics and the mechanism of vaccine action...
  8. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of vaccination against herpes zoster in adults aged over 60 years in Belgium
    Joke Bilcke
    Center for Health Economics Research and Modeling Infectious Diseases CHERMID, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Institute VAXINFECTIO, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Vaccine 30:675-84. 2012
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness of vaccinating all or subgroups of adults aged 60 to 85 years against herpes zoster...