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...
- Is population structure sufficient to generate area-level inequalities in influenza rates? An examination using agent-based modelsSupriya Kumar
Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 704A Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15261, USA
BMC Public Health 15:947. 2015..To our knowledge, this is the first use of simulation models to examine the causes of differential poverty-related influenza rates...
- 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....