Hao Hu

Sr. Research Manager

Hao Hu

Sr. Research Manager


Dr. Hao Hu leads the Epidemiology Section at the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). He is focused on modeling the spread and containment of emergent pathogens with pandemic potential, understanding the transmission pathways, persistence and elimination feasibilities of Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Salmonella Typhi, and several enteric pathogens, and exploring the potential of various interventions to reduce all-cause infant mortality. His previous work at IDM included creating data-driven district-level polio outbreak risk maps in Nigeria and Pakistan, analyzing the spatial and temporal trends of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as modeling the transmission and persistence dynamics of polio.

Prior to joining IDM, he was involved in the real-time modeling of the A/H1N1 pandemic in 2009, calculating the short-term virus importation trajectories and projecting seasonal transmission potential based on empirical global transportation networks.

Biography

Dr. Hao Hu leads the Epidemiology Section at the Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM). He is focused on modeling the spread and containment of emergent pathogens with pandemic potential, understanding the transmission pathways, persistence and elimination feasibilities of Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Salmonella Typhi, and several enteric pathogens, and exploring the potential of various interventions to reduce all-cause infant mortality. His previous work at IDM included creating data-driven district-level polio outbreak risk maps in Nigeria and Pakistan, analyzing the spatial and temporal trends of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, as well as modeling the transmission and persistence dynamics of polio.

Prior to joining IDM, he was involved in the real-time modeling of the A/H1N1 pandemic in 2009, calculating the short-term virus importation trajectories and projecting seasonal transmission potential based on empirical global transportation networks.

Publications

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Widespread genetic sequencing of pathogens is changing the practice of epidemiology.
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Monday, December 1, 2014
Using an individual-based mathematical model, we quantified the impact of EAG campaigns in terms of probability of elimination, reduction in polio transmission and age stratified immunity levels.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One of the challenges facing the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is efficiently directing limited resources, such as specially trained personnel, community outreach activities, and satellite va

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

To examine forces that drive vaccination policy to eradicate wild- and vaccine-derived poliovirus, and to focus on the efficacy of vaccines to support decision-making and further research, we searc

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Contact rates tend to increase with density but saturate at higher density.

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