IMPACT - HIV: Interdisciplinary Modelling for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV and Related Infections

Krisztina Vasarhelyi

Abstract

This project is a collaboration between the Complex Systems Modelling Group at IRMACS, the British Columbia Centre for Excellence for HIV/AIDS, and the Faculty of Health Sciences at SFU. We are a working group with balanced representation by health researchers and mathematical scientists developing mathematical models to study processes that govern epidemic dynamics, and to devise interventions for improving prevention, care and treatment infectious disease. Understanding epidemic dynamics using mathematical modeling is essential for developing effective control strategies. HIV and related infections are the primary focus as well as "social epidemics" which often drives epidemics of disease.