Alexander Becker

Grenfell Lab
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212 Eno Hall

I am interested in models of infectious disease spread at the population level. My current research is focused on the cross-scale dynamics of measles with emphasis on the school- and community-level. Additionally, I’m interested in expanding the methods used to fit time series data. Previous research has focused on modeling within host dynamics of tuberculosis and statistical inference of measles incidence data.

Publications List: 

1. Becker, A. D., Birger, R. B., Teillant, A., Gastanaduy, P. A., Wallace, G. S., and Grenfell, B. T. (2016). Estimating enhanced prevaccination measles transmission hotspots in the context of cross-scale dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(51):14595–14600. 

2. Becker, A. D. and Grenfell, B. T. (2017). tsiR: An R package for time-series Susceptible-Infected-Recovered models of epidemics. PLOS ONE, 12(9):e0185528.