Book 2009

Mathematical and Statistical Estimation Approaches in Epidemiology

ISBN: 978-90-481-2312-4 (Print) 978-90-481-2313-1 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-30

    The Basic Reproduction Number of Infectious Diseases: Computation and Estimation Using Compartmental Epidemic Models

  3. Chapter

    Pages 31-52

    Stochastic Epidemic Modeling

  4. Chapter

    Pages 53-87

    Two Critical Issues in Quantitative Modeling of Communicable Diseases: Inference of Unobservables and Dependent Happening

  5. Chapter

    Pages 89-102

    The Chain of Infection, Contacts, and Model Parametrization

  6. Chapter

    Pages 103-121

    The Effective Reproduction Number as a Prelude to Statistical Estimation of Time-Dependent Epidemic Trends

  7. Chapter

    Pages 123-141

    Sensitivity of Model-Based Epidemiological Parameter Estimation to Model Assumptions

  8. Chapter

    Pages 143-161

    An Ensemble Trajectory Method for Real-Time Modeling and Prediction of Unfolding Epidemics: Analysis of the 2005 Marburg Fever Outbreak in Angola

  9. Chapter

    Pages 163-187

    Statistical Challenges in BioSurveillance

  10. Chapter

    Pages 189-194

    Death Records from Historical Archives: A Valuable Source of Epidemiological Information

  11. Chapter

    Pages 195-247

    Sensitivity Analysis for Uncertainty Quantification in Mathematical Models

  12. Chapter

    Pages 249-302

    An Inverse Problem Statistical Methodology Summary

  13. Chapter

    Pages 303-323

    The Epidemiological Impact of Rotavirus Vaccination Programs in the United States and Mexico

  14. Chapter

    Pages 325-341

    Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Rubella in Peru, 1997–2006: Geographic Patterns, Age at Infection and Estimation of Transmissibility

  15. Chapter

    Pages 343-360

    The Role of Nonlinear Relapse on Contagion Amongst Drinking Communities

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 361-363