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.