NCCID’s new Mod4PH Research Highlights podcast showcases new and relevant mathematical modelling research for public health.
We first speak with with Jesse Knight, a final year Ph.D. candidate at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Working with Dr. Sharmistha Mishra at the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions of St. Michael’s Hospital, Jesse’s research uses simulation models to help support response to infectious disease epidemics with a focus on HIV. Jesse speaks to NCCID’s Wendy Xie about his recent work on maximizing the impact of limited vaccine supply under different early mpox epidemic conditions using mathematical modelling.
Links mentioned in this episode:
Sharmistha Mishra https://mishra-lab.ca/
Institute of Medical Science https://ims.utoronto.ca/
The model and scenarios were implemented in R, with code available online: github.com/mishra-lab/mpox-model-compartmental