Partial Differential Equations and Applied Mathematics Seminar
Date/Time: May 13th, Fri., 4:30~ 5:30 PM
Location: Science Building #254 Yonsei University
Speaker: Prof. Eunha Shim
Affiliation: Soongsil University
Title: Interplay between Mathematics and Epidemiology
With mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and the evolution of pathogens, we can provide insights into predicting health policy effectiveness and best practices. Health policies must be developed to maximize the benefit to the public and to balance health, social, and economic considerations. For instance, in light of recent influenza vaccine efficacy data in U.S. and relatively low dengue vaccine efficacy data in Latin America, we used a mathematical model to evaluate epidemiological and economic impact of both vaccination programs in international settings. For such a practical application, mathematical models often involves molecular, individual, population, and national scales, and they are developed from evolutionary perspectives.