Edward Wenger

Director of Global Health Research

Edward Wenger

Director of Global Health Research


Dr. Edward Wenger directs the IDM global health research program, which includes analyses related to malaria, HIV, TB, pneumonia, enteric diseases, and emergent pathogens. Before joining the disease-modeling program in 2011, Dr. Wenger managed the development, validation, and release of reconstruction and simulation algorithms for the heavy-ion project of the CMS experiment at CERN. He supervised the processing and distribution of a petabyte of data from the first heavy-ion collision run, and directed the planning and execution of the first silicon-based analyses. Dr. Wenger graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.

Biography

Dr. Edward Wenger directs the IDM global health research program, which includes analyses related to malaria, HIV, TB, pneumonia, enteric diseases, and emergent pathogens. Before joining the disease-modeling program in 2011, Dr. Wenger managed the development, validation, and release of reconstruction and simulation algorithms for the heavy-ion project of the CMS experiment at CERN. He supervised the processing and distribution of a petabyte of data from the first heavy-ion collision run, and directed the planning and execution of the first silicon-based analyses. Dr. Wenger graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT.

Publications

Monday, June 12, 2017

​A household-level model of malaria transmission is developed to understand the role of reactive case detection in malaria elimination in diverse transmission settings.

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Friday, May 26, 2017
​​Mass drug administration for elimination of Plasmodium falciparum malaria is recommended by WHO in some settings.
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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Mathematical modeling is used to evaluate mosquito gene-drive approaches in realistically seasonal spatial settings and to determine constraints on gene-construct parameters and release strategies.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

​In the Lake Kariba region of Zambia, villages with high and low malaria burden are interconnected, making elimination potentially very challenging.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A star-shaped, drug-containing material is packaged into a capsule that dissolves in the stomach and assumes a shape that cannot pass further down the intestine.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Presumptively administering antimalarial drugs to whole populations will effectively clear infection but can lead to overtreatment.
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Thursday, November 5, 2015
The purpose of this study was to assess the public health impact and cost-effectiveness of routine use of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in Africa.
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Friday, September 18, 2015
Since the year 2000, a concerted campaign against malaria has led to unprecedented levels of intervention coverage across sub-Saharan Africa.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

In many countries health system data remain too weak to accurately enumerate Plasmodium falciparum malaria cases.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

In a longitudinal malaria research study, we found that low-density infections were common and primarily contribute to onward malaria transmission in a high and seasonal transmission setting.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Individuals with subpatent infections form a substantial portion of the infectious reservoir of malaria at all transmission intensities.
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Since the original Ross–Macdonald formulations of vector-borne disease transmission, there has been a broad proliferation of mathematical models of vector-borne disease,

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Traditional methods for estimating malaria transmission based on mosquito sampling are not standardized and are unavailable in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A pre-erythrocytic vaccine could provide a useful tool for burden reduction and eventual eradication of malaria.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mathematical models are a helpful tool for testing assumptions and elucidating the quantitative implications of disease features.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The impact of potential malaria vaccines is studied utilizing IDM's malaria model and EMOD software which couple a detailed description of the vector lifecycle with a comprehensive, mechanistic

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Several mathematical models that simulate HIV infection and disease progression have been developed to investigate the impact of expanding access to ART on the incidence of HIV (the number of new i

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The EMOD model for HIV was compared to several other HIV models in an article by Eaton et al. published in PLoS Medicine.

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