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Bryan Grenfell

Department/Program(s):
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Position: Professor
Title: Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School.
Area(s):
  • Disease
  • Ecology
Office: 211 Eno Hall
Phone: 609-258-0308
Bryan Grenfell



I am a population biologist, working at the interface between theoretical models and empirical data. I'm particularly interested in:

  • Investigating how the interaction of noise and non-linear density-dependent feedback drive population processes at different scales
  • Understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of infectious disease and how these are affected by control strategies
  • Phylodynamics: exploring how pathogen phylogenies are affected by host immunity, transmission bottlenecks and epidemic dynamics — at scales from individual host to population.
Recent work
 
  • Dynamics of Measles in developed and developing countries; control implications of vaccine refusal
  • Spatiotemporal dynamics of Human influenza in the U.S.A.
  • Linking within-host and population dynamics of human, equine and avian influenza.
  • Exploring epidemiological and evolutionary implications of novel broad spectrum influenza vaccines
  • Population dynamics and control of rotavirus
  • Synthesizing epidemic dynamics of immunizing infections with the spatiotemporal economic dynamics of vaccination
  • New projects on the dynamics and control of HIV, Shigella, typhoid and HFMD.