Stewart Chang

Research Scientist

Stewart Chang

Research Scientist


Stewart Chang has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan, where he researched the mathematical modeling of host response to tuberculosis (TB) bacterium. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, as well as Latin, from Rice University. Stewart has over ten years of experience with a variety of computational modeling and analysis techniques, including post-doctoral work at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW), where he investigated the mathematical modeling of HIV infection at UBC, and did genomic analysis of influenza-infected and HIV-infected cells at the UW. Stewart also has a strong community focus. Before turning to research, he joined Teach for America and taught math in rural south Louisiana, where he worked with under-resourced communities. As a member of IDM’s research team, Stewart is currently developing and parameterizing the IDM model of HIV infection, and is working on the IDM model of TB infection.

Biography

Stewart Chang has a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Michigan, where he researched the mathematical modeling of host response to tuberculosis (TB) bacterium. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry, as well as Latin, from Rice University. Stewart has over ten years of experience with a variety of computational modeling and analysis techniques, including post-doctoral work at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as at the University of Washington, Seattle (UW), where he investigated the mathematical modeling of HIV infection at UBC, and did genomic analysis of influenza-infected and HIV-infected cells at the UW. Stewart also has a strong community focus. Before turning to research, he joined Teach for America and taught math in rural south Louisiana, where he worked with under-resourced communities. As a member of IDM’s research team, Stewart is currently developing and parameterizing the IDM model of HIV infection, and is working on the IDM model of TB infection.

Publications

Thursday, April 12, 2018
​Gold mine workers are estimated to contribute a disproportionately large number of Mtb infections in South Africa on a per-capita basis; however, mine workers contribute only a small fraction of over
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The post-2015 End TB Strategy sets global targets of reducing tuberculosis incidence by 50% and mortality by 75% by 2025.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

​​The post-2015 End TB Strategy proposes targets of 50% reduction in TB incidence and 75% reduction in mortality from TB by 2025.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Outbreaks of cVDPV can occur due to the genetic instability of the OPV vaccine strains in populations that have low levels of immunity to poliovirus.
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