The Impact of Mobility on the Spread of Infectious Diseases to and from High Risk Environments

Transportation flows play a critical role in the propagation of infectious diseases. Mitigating the spread of such diseases requires understanding this dependency and building epidemiological models that explicitly account for transportation flows. In epidemiological studies, compartmental models such as the susceptible, exposed, infectious, and recovered (SEIR) model are an important tool in understanding how infectious diseases propagate through a population. Due to the importance of travel on the dynamics of the disease spread, there has been renewed interest in directly modeling transportation flows through the use of spatial meta-population SEIR models. This project will explore models for explicitly integrating transportation flows in SEIR models with a focus on high risk environments.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $90636
  • Contract Numbers:

    69A3551747119

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health

    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Samaranayake, Samitha

  • Start Date: 20200601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01747619
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2020 5:06PM