Jonathan Dushoff, PhD

Jonathan Dushoff, PhD

Acting Program Director for North America
Faculty Member, MMED and DAIDD clinics

Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada

PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University (1997)
BA in Mathematics and Environmental Studies, University of Pennsylvania (1986)

About: Jonathan is an Associate Professor of Biology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, with cross appointments in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the Institute for Infectious Disease Research. He has taught short courses annually in South Africa since 2007, starting with predecessors of the MMED clinic, and has been involved from the beginning in building and maintaining the ICI3D program. Jonathan has a broad interest in understanding the dynamics of infectious diseases by combining theoretical, statistical and computational approaches. Current interests include HIV control and the HIV treatment cascade; control of canine rabies; and disease forecasting.

Selected publications:

Bellan, Pulliam, Dushoff, Meyers. (2014) Ebola control - effect of asymptomatic infection and acquired immunity. The Lancet

Sempa, Dushoff, Daniels, Castelnuovo, Kiragga, Nieuwoudt, Bellan. (2016) Reevaluating cumulative HIV-1 viral load as a prognostic predictor - predicting opportunistic infection incidence and mortality in a Ugandan cohort. American Journal of Epidemiology

Champredon, Li, Bolker, Dushoff. (2017) Two approaches to forecast Ebola synthetic epidemics. Epidemics